World MS Day

World MS Day Quick Facts

AKA NameWorld Multiple Sclerosis Day
Hashtags#WorldMSDay
2020 DateMay 30, 2020
2021 DateMay 30, 2021
World MS Day

World MS Day History

World MS Day is a day created by the MS International Federation to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. There's a campaign each year with a particular theme. Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that affects our ability to function both physically and mentally.

World MS Day Facts

  • For 2018, the official campaign is called "Bringing Us Closer" and its theme is research. The aim is to connect people with multiple sclerosis with researchers. Anyone can participate by sharing on social media the researcher profiles on the World MS Day site.
  • As of 2018, there are 2.3 million known cases of people with MS in the world. It is usually diagnosed around the ages of 25 and 31.
  • Scientists still don't know what causes MS, but it's believed that something in the environment triggers it in some people due to their genes.
  • There's no cure for MS.

World MS Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Check out this map of events during World MS Day.
  • Watch the 2013 movie When I Walk. It's about a man, Jason DaSilva, living with multiple sclerosis. The movie is an autobiography directed by Jason himself.

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