Wear an orange wristband or MS Society shirt and use it as a conversation starter.
Visit MSconnection.org to check out the new national awareness campaign and find downloads you can use to raise awareness.
Set up an awareness table at work, school, church, a community center or other location. Have materials about MS and give examples of how they can get involved, such as Walk MS, Bike MS, volunteering and advocacy.
Grab a friend and ask local businesses, retail stores, schools, hospitals, restaurants, etc., if they’d be willing to hang an MS Awareness Week poster or distribute Walk MS or Bike MS information. See how easy it is!
Share your story about your connection to MS and ask people to get involved with you.
Create a “symptom simulation” exhibit where people can experience what MS symptoms feel like (example: wearing gloves for numbness, blurry goggles, ankle weights for fatigue, etc.)
Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. Many volunteers have successfully had their letters printed.
Include information about MS Awareness Week in your newsletters at work, school, church or other community organizations you’re involved with.
Bring a special orange treat to work or school and use it as an opportunity to talk about MS Awareness Week, or ask a local bakery to make orange-frosted cupcakes or cookies for MS Awareness Week. Don't forget to take a photo!
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