From our CEO

As I write, we are in the home straight for The May 50K, our single largest fundraising event for MS research in Australia.

This year, I have set my sights on running 200km in May and raising $2,000. Almost there on both counts (despite a dodgy adductor) with just another 23km to run/hobble and $250 to raise.

I’m doing it for my cousin Claire and my niece’s partner, Joseph. If you’re among the 13,000 participants, keep up the amazing work!

And if you’re supporting or sponsoring participants, thank you so much for your help. Every step you take, every dollar you raise, is taking us faster and further down the pathways to cures.

Next Tuesday – 30 May – is World MS Day. This year, we are using the ‘connections’ theme to highlight the important role MS Nurses play in helping coordinate and provide care for people living with MS.

We are also highlighting the desperate need to fund more MS Nurses as the number of people living with MS continues to climb while the number of MS Nurses continues to fall.

I am really pleased that a former nurse leader and now Assistant Health Minister, Ged Kearney, will address our Parliamentary Friends of MS event at Parliament House on World MS Day. She will be joined by the Shadow Health Minister, Senator Anne Ruston.

We are delighted to have them speak and are keen to work with them to ensure that everyone living with MS gets access to an MS Nurse, no matter where they live or whatever their circumstances.

Access to an MS nurse will help curb costs for governments and, most importantly, improve healthcare outcomes for people with MS.


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