World MS Day

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AKA NameWorld Multiple Sclerosis Day
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Related Hashtags#MultipleSclerosis, #MSConnections, #MS, #MSawareness, #MSwarrior, #WMSD2024
2024 DateMay 30, 2024
2025 DateMay 30, 2025

World MS Day

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World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day aims to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis, a neurological condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and to support those living with this incurable disease. The purpose of the day is to educate the public, advocate for better care and services, and strive for breakthroughs in research that could ultimately lead to a cure.

Originally initiated by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) and its members in 2009, World MS Day has since risen to global significance. Each year it features a theme that highlights a specific aspect of living with multiple sclerosis. Past themes have touched upon issues like mental health, young people and MS, and visibility. The day also provides a platform for individuals with MS to share their personal stories, thus helping to dispel myths and misconceptions about the disease.

World MS Day is globally recognized on the last Wednesday of May, reinforcing its strategic role in MS awareness month. This day serves as a reminder to the world of the urgent need for improved treatments and services, as well as a cure for multiple sclerosis. The events and activities undertaken on this day shed light on the everyday reality of living with MS, emphasizing the importance of unity, empathy, and support.

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World MS Day facts

  • According to the National MS Society, in 2022, there are about 1 million Americans living with Multiple sclerosis. The average cost of treatment for MS in the U.S. is close to $65,500 each year.
  • According to the MS Federation, In 2022, there are about 2.8 million people worldwide who have MS.
  • 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.

Top things to do for World MS Day

  • 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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