World MS Day 2022

World MS Day 2022

World MS Day brings the global MS community together on May 30 to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

#MSConnections
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First initiated by the MS International Federation (MSIF) and its members in 2009, World MS Day is a day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future.

The World MS Day 2022 theme is ‘Connections’. The four-year global theme (2020 – 2023) aims to build community connection, self-connection and connections to quality care.

MS Australia is contributing to this significant international exploration of relationships, connections and the impacts of social isolation for people living with MS.

In Australia, our World MS Day 2022 focus is on Employment and MS including its link to community connection. On May 30 we will launch the results of a major survey on this topic plus updated, practical guides for employers and employees.

The MS Connections campaign challenges social barriers that leave people affected by MS feeling lonely and socially isolated.

The campaign tagline is ‘I Connect, We Connect’ and the campaign hashtag is #MSConnections.

World MS Day is an opportunity to advocate for better services, celebrate support networks and champion self-care.

Watch the 2022 Campaign Video

The 2022 Campaign video has just launched! ‘Connect with World MS Day’ shows the power of the global MS community in action, taking inspiration from real World MS Day events. Share it with your network today.

The video will be available with English, Spanish, Arabic, French and Portuguese subtitles.

Need some tools?

To support World MS Day, MSIF have created a free MS Connections toolkit, to bring positive change in the lives of more than 2.8 million people around the world.

The MS Connections toolkit includes:

MS Connections – How YOU can celebrate World MS Day

MS Connections is a flexible, wide-ranging theme. Whether you’re an individual or an organisation, you can choose to focus on a variety of angles when celebrating World MS Day, including:

New poster maker

Create your own personalised poster and shine a spotlight on MS! The new #WorldMSDay poster maker tool allows you to create your own campaign artwork. It’s a great way to spread the word about #MSConnectionsgive it a go!

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Share hearts for MS

Inspired by a sign language symbol for the word ‘together’, the MS Heart is a symbol of solidarity with everyone affected by MS. We are collecting MS Heart photos from across the globe. Take a picture of your MS Heart to show your support for the global MS community!

Add to the map

World MS Day is a time for community. It’s a chance to advocate together, share stories, do something fun, or all of the above. 

The World MS Day map is a global hub for all the action.

Take Action

Wondering how you can get involved in the MS Connections Campaign?

There are many ways to celebrate World MS Day and come together to form MS Connections. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

I Connect, We Connect

For an insight into MS Connections stories from across the world, this animation provides a snapshot into the lived experiences of MS, loneliness and connections.

We look forward to sharing further details on World MS Day and how you or your organisation can get involved in the MS Connections campaign.

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World MS Day 2022