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World MS Day today!

World MS Day 2017
31 May 2017

GLOBAL MS COMMUNITY EXPLORES ‘LIFE WITH MS’

MS Australia (MSA) and the international MS community today recognise World MS Day.

MSA CEO Deidre Mackechnie says the 2017 World MS Day theme Life with MS is a great opportunity to focus on living well with MS in Australia and has been captured on film, and World MS Day formally recognised in the Australian Parliament.

“World MS Day helps us to raise awareness about MS – the public can share stories, attend events, support community campaigns and together, strengthen the network of people living with MS across the world”, she said. “Today is also a chance to recognise MS community support networks, such as organisations, carers and others.”

WATCH MIKE ON 'THE PROJECT' TONIGHT
Make sure to watch tonight as Channel Ten's 'The Project' will be featuring a profile on our National Advocate Mike Welsh. The story will feature an interview with Mike about his #lifewithMS, his everyday tips for other people with MS on how to have a better day, and special comments from neurologist and researcher, Dr Tomas Kalincik, (Melbourne Brain Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital) and our CEO, Deidre McKechnie.  'The Project', 6:30pm EST on Channel Ten.

‘LIFE WITH MS’ ON FILM
Film is a great way to spread the word and in a new MSA video series, five Australian women talk about the challenges of and share tips for ‘living well with MS’. We were really excited that MSA National Advocate Mike Welsh was chosen for one of three international videos, for the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) global campaign (link below).

HANSARD MOTION
MSA was also thrilled when, on 10 May 10 2017, the Australian Parliament recognised World MS Day 2017 and Life with MS through a motion passed by the Senate – alongside the condition, the role of families, friends and carers, and the need for continued action for investment in research and to improve support access (link below).

To participate in today’s World MS Day: