Young People and MS
World MS Day 2013 shines a spotlight on Young People and MS and shares these perspectives to bring greater awareness about MS. MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young people.
At a time when young people may be starting new careers, relationships or making plans for the future, being diagnosed with a chronic and potentially disabling disease like MS can lead them to question everything they know.
What’s Your Motto?
We all have mottos that we live our lives by. “What’s your motto?” aims to inspire us all with personal mottos related to overcoming obstacles and dealing with the adversity posed by MS.
The campaign will create awareness about MS through six “young voices” who will inspire others to share their own mottos with the world, highlighting common themes, shared concerns, fears and challenges, and the shared inspiration for overcoming them.
Every week for three weeks in May, six mottos will be released (one for each young person) at worldmsday.org. On World MS Day — May 29, 2013 — the stories behind these mottos will be revealed, bringing people back to worldmsday.org to discover more about the young people who took part in the campaign.
What Can You Do?
Show your solidarity with the global MS movement:
- Visit www.worldmsday.org to learn about how young people across the globe overcome the adversity posed by MS, and to share your own mottos with others
- Visit www.MSconnection.org to expand and deepen your connections with others affected by MS
- Download web banners, logos and other tools to help spread awareness across your online networks