World MS Day

World MS Day Quick Facts

AKA NameWorld Multiple Sclerosis Day
HashtagsCompiled on#WorldMSDay
Related Hashtags#MSconnections, #Multiplesclerosis, #MS
2023 DateMay 30, 2023
2024 DateMay 30, 2024
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. 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

  • 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.

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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