World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May every year. In 2019, World MS Day is on Thursday 30 May. The themes each year are chosen by MSIF (Multiple Sclerosis International Federation) in collaboration with its member organisations including MS Australia.
From MSIF's website:
World MS Day 2019 campaign announced!
Raising awareness of the invisible symptoms and unseen impact of MS.
The World MS Day 2019 Toolkit
Besides online and on social media, holding or attending events and lobbying politicians, you can become involved by sharing experiences of invisible symptoms, and using and sharing the World MS Day tools.
The Toolkit (available in English, Spanish, Arabic, French and Portuguese) is ideal for people running community events, with material to display on for example, noticeboards, and shareables for friends/colleagues/family and includes:
- How to get involved guide
- Myth and truth infographics
- ‘What I want you to know about MS…’ graphics
- Invisible symptom posters and graphics
- Headers, banners and shareables for social media and websites
- Logos (World MS Day and #MyInvisibleMS graphics)
As mentioned above, the theme of this year’s campaign is visibility and the hashtag is #MyInvisibleMS. The toolkit materials are designed to help us all spotlight MS and the unseen impact of invisible symptoms this World MS Day.
As other tools are included we will add them here.
MS partner organisations
The state/territory MS organisations run various events in the lead up and on World MS Day itself. Please visit the links below and their social media channels for further details, updated once activities are confirmed.
Additional activities may also be run by our research organisation, MS Research Australia.
#MyInvisibleMS (or #myinvisiblems)
#worldmsday (or #WorldMSDay)
Hashtags in other languages.
- Spanish: #MiEMinvisible
- Arabic: الوجه_الخفي_للتصلب_المتعدد#
- French: #MaSEPinvisible
- Portuguese: #MinhaEMinvisível