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World MS Day is Here!

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You can be part of the World MS Day - May 30, 2012. Join us along with over 60 countries who are working together to build Awareness for MS. And if you are reading this after 2012, look forward to the next May 30th and what's happening with MS all around the world.


New York, NY, May 30, 2012 - This is the third year for this event. Another coordinated global initiative to highlight the proliferation of multiple sclerosis (MS) is being launched today, May 30! How exciting!

The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)is the organizer of World MS Day, a massive global event. MS Societies in over 70 countries are helping to pull it off. Including here in the United States as well as Canada.

There will be more than 200 events taking place all around the world. All with the aim of building awareness for MS.

Hopefully this joint effort will bring us closer to a world free from the disabling disease, multiple sclerosis. It definitely can't hurt.

This particular year the focus was on you living with MS. What's your story? You could go to their website, join in and add your face to the 1,000 Faces of MS wall. You were able to create a postcard that showed your face to the world and told your story. This is no longer available, however, it was a sight to see.

Here in the US, treatment is readily available if you want it and need it. But there are many countries that lack the ability to diagnose and treat MS.

How can World MS Day help?

Hopefully World MS Day will show the urgent need for more research to help end this unpredictable disease. It is the hope of the organizers, that this day will encourage people who have or are affected by MS in some way to continue to come together around the globe. Even long after it's over.

If you do nothing other than sharing your experiences; this is a good start. If you can donate time or money that would be great also. Hopefully these resources will help to support MS programs.

Programs that will help people with MS move forward with their lives. Another benefit will be to further MS research to end the disease. As we act together, we can help to persuade our government representatives. They can take steps that will aid people all over the world who live with MS.

If you have a disability caused by MS, you should be given every opportunity available to live a full and satisfying life. You need places to live and work that are geared to your needs. Accessible homes and places of business.

Along with that, you need healthcare that will encompass the many challenges that MSers face. Doctors, specialists, therapists, in-home care, support, etc. Whatever it takes.

MS is one of the most common neurological diseases that young people in their 20s and 30s develop. It usually strikes during the prime of life. Right when you are beginning to build your career and start your family. This happens again and again, in every country around the world.

Multiple sclerosis affects about twice as many women as men. About 60% of those who develop it, will go to experience some type of long-term disability. If you'd like to find out more facts about MS, click here.

Want to find out What's Happening on World MS Day? Go here to find out what kind of events took place on the very First World MS Day.

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