Dr Ken Doyle knows a gift in his Will can help fast-track a cure for MS

Dr Ken Doyle has always been interested in cutting-edge research – but when it comes to multiple sclerosis (MS), his interest is personal. Ken wants to fast-track a cure by ensuring MS research is appropriately funded.

That’s why I’d really encourage everyone to leave a gift in their Will to MS Plus,” he says.

With as little as one per cent of your estate, you can create an enduring legacy that will transform and save lives in years to come. Your gift to the future could be a world free from MS.

Dr Doyle has seen first-hand the difference that research can make. As an innovation specialist, he advised higher education leaders across the Asia–Pacific, and was also involved in the development of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Ken’s journey with MS began in the 1980s when he first noticed symptoms, but it wasn’t until 1992 that he received his diagnosis. Over time, MS has affected more of his mobility and activity levels – but it certainly has not stopped him. Now 86 years old, Ken remains the President of the UTS Kuring-gai Staff Alumni.

Dr Doyle also contributes to MS research as a participant in the Australian MS Longitudinal Study – a survey-based research project jointly run by the University of Tasmania and MS Australia– which provides real-time data to improve medical and support services for people who live with MS.

I am passionate about doing what I can to help researchers find a cure as soon as possible,” Ken says. “In the meantime, I’m hugely appreciative of all the care and support offered by MS Australia and MS Plus.

Another reason Dr Doyle is encouraging others to leave a gift in their Will is because the MS Australia and MS Plus newsletters have been a valuable resource that helps him keep up-to-date with the latest research.

It’s very important for people who live with MS to have easy access to clear information about advances in our understanding of the disease, new treatments, and support services,” Ken says.

When you choose to leave a gift in your own Will, it can be directed to research to help find better treatments and ultimately a cure, improve support of people who live with MS, or both.

If you’d like to know more about leaving a gift in your Will to MS Plus, please contact our Gifts in Wills Manager, Laura Henschke. You can reach Laura by free call 1800 443 867 or email

You can also find more information here.

Together, we can fast-track a cure and ensure future generations of people who live with MS continue to receive the best possible care until we get there.


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Dr Ken Doyle knows a gift in his Will can help fast-track a cure for MS