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Awareness - Whatever It Takes

Multiple sclerosis and the MS movement - everyone working to change lives as we drive toward a world free of MS- become better known each year. But more must be done to spread the word.

MS Awareness Week: March 13 - 19, 2022

Stories of life with multiple sclerosis are told through the everyday moments people with MS experience. Sometimes these moments and feelings can be hard to explain in words, so people with MS often share them in the abstract – the sense that time is standing still as they wait in their doctor’s office to hear the words “you have MS”; or the experience of waking up in the morning and feeling like their legs are encased in cement. Bringing those moments to life, and sharing them with the world, allows the stories of living with MS to be seen and understood like never before.

The National MS Society amplifies the stories of people living with MS to raise awareness during MS Awareness Week and every day. We won’t stop — until the moment we’ve all been waiting for — when we find a cure for every person living with this disease.

You can help ensure that more people understand what life with MS can be like and engage them to do something about it, by following the Society’s social media channels and sharing with your networks.

Explore the moments of MS shared by people who live with it every day.

World MS Day: May 30, 2022

World MS Day unites individuals and organizations from around the world to raise awareness and move us closer to a world free of MS. The theme for 2022 will be called ‘I Connect, We Connect’’ (#MSConnections) and the theme is building community connection, self-connection and connections to quality care.

In 2009, the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) and its members initiated the first World MS Day. Together we have reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world, with a campaign focusing on a different theme each year.
MSIF provides a toolkit of free resources to help everyone to take part in World MS Day. Anyone can use these tools, or make their own, to create positive change in the lives of more than 2.3 million people around the world. Visit

Help others learn about multiple sclerosis

Helping others better understand this complex and unpredictable disease is critical to fueling the progress that changes lives for people affected by MS and ultimately will end the disease forever.

You can view and share the videos below, and many other videos available on the Society’s YouTube channel, to help others better understand MS.

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Opportunities in your community

For local opportunities to connect with others to raise awareness about MS, identify the area where you’d like to connect and find an opportunity that matches your passion.


No One Has to Face MS Alone

From connecting with others affected by MS in your community to participating in fundraising events or giving financially – find your place in the MS movement.

Walk MS
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to everyone impacted by MS.

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Walk MS

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Newly Diagnosed
If you or somone close to you has recently been diagnosed, access our MS information and resources.

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