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WORLD MS DAY 2019

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.
 

World MS Day 2019 will take place on 30th May. The 2019 campaign will be called ‘My Invisible MS’ (#MyInvisibleMS) and the theme is Visibility.
 
My Invisible MS will raise awareness of the invisible symptoms of MS and the unseen impact of MS on quality of life.
 
The campaign will give a voice to everyone affected by MS to share their invisible MS symptoms and express what they want others to know and understand about MS to challenge common misconceptions and help people understand how to provide the right support.
 
There are many ways to get involved in World MS Day and use and adapt the My Invisible MS campaign. You can take part in the campaign online and on social media, hold an event to bring people together for World MS Day, lobby your decision makers to make positive changes for people affected by MS…there are so many possibilities!
 
We’ll be sharing more information and resources as World MS Day 2019 approaches. Watch this space!
 

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 EnglishSpanishArabicFrench 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.

MS Limited (VIC/NSW/ACT/TAS)
MS Society SA/NT
MS Queensland
MSWA

Additional activities may also be run by our research organisation, MS Research Australia.


Hashtags
 

#MyInvisibleMS (or #myinvisiblems)
#worldmsday (or #WorldMSDay)

Hashtags in other languages.

  • Spanish: #MiEMinvisible
  • Arabic: الوجه_الخفي_للتصلب_المتعدد#
  • French: #MaSEPinvisible
  • Portuguese: #MinhaEMinvisível


Facebook and Twitter
 

MS Australia on Facebook and Twitter @MSAustralia

MS International Federation on Facebook and  Twitter @MSIntFederation