World MS Day

World MS Day Quick Facts

AKA NameWorld Multiple Sclerosis Day
2022 DateMay 30, 2022
2023 DateMay 30, 2023
World MS Day

World MS Day History

World MS Day seeks to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system. It affects the way nerves send electrical impulses to and from the brain. Symptoms can include blurred vision, weak limbs, memory problems, and fatigue. There are no known cures, but there are treatments available that make living with it more comfortable. According to, 2.8 million people around the world have MS. This day encourages building communities that support those affected by MS.

World MS Day was established in 2009 by the MS International Federation. It is observed annually on May 30th.

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World MS Day Facts

  • The theme for World MS Day in 2021 was Connections.
  • 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 is no cure for multiple sclerosis.

World MS Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Check out upcoming events for World MS Day.
  • Donate and help fund more research on MS.
  • 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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