Reflecting the new ‘Connections’ theme and global events, for World MS Day 2020 we provided online tools to help people with MS connect virtually. We collaborated with our state and territory MS member organisations - in conjunction with Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) - knowing that due to COVID-19, many activities had to be adapted or become virtual/online.
Our highlights from World MS Day 2020 activities:
We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in our World MS Day activities!
Facebook Lives & Webinars!
There were many online events held on World MS Day, and in the lead up to it. These included Facebook Lives and Webinars presented by MS Australia and some of the state MS organisations.
The PM sends greetings to the Australian MS Community ahead of World MS Day 2020
MS Australia was thrilled to receive a video message from the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison sending greetings to the Australian MS community ahead of World MS Day 2020.
MS Australia CONNECTIONS HUB!
Tim Ferguson launched the MS Australia Connections Hub to help people with MS connect virtually for World MS Day 2020.
Our Connections Hub allows people in Australia and across the world to upload and share their tips for self-care.
Hear more details from our great friend and perennial funny man Tim Ferguson below!
World MS Day 2020 campaign video!
MSIF asked people from around the world to share their experiences of MS, loneliness, and connection. Hear from Seetharam, Eva, Georges, Eliana and Soo. The video is available with English, Spanish, Arabic, French and Portuguese subtitles.
World MS Day in the news:
'Connecting to the world' article in Link: Australia's national disability magazine