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World Multiple Sclerosis Day

Join us in raising awareness for Multiple Sclerosis on World MS Day - together we can make a difference!
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Mark your calendar for May 30, World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day! This day was created to create awareness and understanding of MS, a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system. MS is an unpredictable and often disabling disease that can cause a wide range of physical and mental symptoms. Despite this, there is still much hope for those living with MS as new treatments and research are being made every day. So join us on May 30 in recognizing World MS Day and show your support for those living with this disease!

History of World Multiple Sclerosis Day

World Multiple Sclerosis Day Dates

World Multiple Sclerosis Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1868</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Multiple Sclerosis Identification</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot made the first recognized description of Multiple Sclerosis, highlighting its clinical and pathological characteristics.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1946</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Formation of National MS Society</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National MS Society was founded in the USA, aiming to promote research and provide support to those affected by the disease.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1967</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First MS Research Center</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first research center devoted entirely to MS, the Sylvia Lawry Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research, was established.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Approval of Interferon Beta-1b</div><div class='timeline-text'>The FDA approved Interferon beta-1b, the first disease-modifying therapy for MS.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Multiple Sclerosis Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Multiple Sclerosis Day was celebrated for the first time, aiming to raise awareness about the disease and its impact.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Progress in Treatment</div><div class='timeline-text'>Continued advances in treatment options and deeper understanding of the disease give hope to those living with MS.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Multiple Sclerosis Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Raise Awareness</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread the word about Multiple Sclerosis, it's causes, symptoms, and treatment options. Talk to your family, friends, and co-workers and make sure they know the facts.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Fundraising Event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for local events that benefit the MS Society or other organizations devoted to helping those living with MS. Attend a walk or run, a dinner, or any other event that raises money for an important cause.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate Money</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Donate money to an MS organization of your choice. Every dollar helps towards research and providing assistance to those living with MS.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Volunteer at a local organization dedicated to helping those living with MS. Whether it be helping out at a fundraiser or providing transportation for someone with MS, you'll be making a difference.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize an Activity</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together an activity in your community such as a bake sale, car wash, or lemonade stand. Have everyone involved donate the proceeds to the MS Society.</p></div></div>

Why World Multiple Sclerosis Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Multiple Sclerosis Day is a great way to raise awareness about the condition and its effects on those suffering from it. By creating events, campaigns and educational initiatives around it, we can spread knowledge as to how MS should be correctly recognised and treated.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promote research for better treatments</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By raising awareness of the condition, World Multiple Sclerosis Day helps to promote additional funding and research into potential treatments. This research not only provides people with potential relief from the symptoms but also increases our understanding of the disease.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Increase support & solidarity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On World Multiple Sclerosis Day, patients, families and friends come together to show their solidarity in supporting those suffering from this often debilitating disorder. Through raising awareness and celebrating each other's successes, we create an environment where everyone feels looked after and accepted.</p></div></div>

Unveiling the Mystery: 5 MS Day Insights

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects more than 2.8 million people worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>MS is not a rare disease but is seldom understood correctly. Generating awareness is critical to help improve treatment and support systems.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Women are 2-3 times more likely to get MS than men</h3><p class='facts-content'>The reason why MS does not affect both sexes equally is still unknown and the subject of much scientific research.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>MS is generally diagnosed between ages 20 and 50</h3><p class='facts-content'>This disease often strikes in the prime of life, leading to a range of unforeseen challenges for the newly diagnosed.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>MS symptoms can vary enormously from person to person</h3><p class='facts-content'>Symptoms can include fatigue, difficulty walking, numbness, muscle weakness or spasticity, and problems with coordination and balance.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>No two people have exactly the same MS symptoms</h3><p class='facts-content'>Because MS affects the central nervous system, symptoms can be diverse and range from mild to severe. This means each person's experience with MS is unique.</p></div></div>

World Multiple Sclerosis Day FAQs

When is World Multiple Sclerosis Day?

World Multiple Sclerosis Day is celebrated on May 30 every year. In 2024, World Multiple Sclerosis Day will fall on a Thursday.

World Multiple Sclerosis Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

May 30

Tuesday

2024

May 30

Thursday

2025

May 30

Friday

2026

May 30

Saturday

2027

May 30

Sunday

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