Take Action for World MS Day
- by Teva's LIFT MS TEAM
- May 25, 2016
Today, we lend our voice to the millions worldwide honoring World MS Day 2016. Launched in 2009 by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF), the day has grown to receive global recognition. In fact, more than 320 World MS Day events took place in 88 countries around the world in 2015.
This year’s theme is “Independence.”
With a disease where symptoms and experiences vary widely, independence can mean different things to each person. From employment to life goals being independent can be as much a mental attitude as a physical one.
For some, serving as an advocate gives them a sense of hope, and hope goes a long way toward fueling a positive mental outlook. We’ve gathered a variety of ways you can help raise awareness of MS as an advocate. Check them out below.
- WorldMSDay.org is encouraging people to share their experiences by completing the phrase “MS doesn’t stop me…” Use the hashtag #WorldMSDay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) offers a variety of ways to speak up and take action as an MS advocate.
- Run, bike, walk or swim for MS. Use today as a reminder to sign up for an advocacy or fundraising event. Or create your own event through the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA).
- Learn more about MS so you can serve as an informational resource to help raise awareness. You can do this by joining an MS community such as our Lift MS Facebook Page.
We've also created some images you can download and use to show your support on your social platform profile picture or cover image.
How are you honoring World MS Day? Share your advocacy activities and resources with the community through a comment below.
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Tammy | June 22, 2016I resently learned of a close loved one being diagnosed with MS. I wanted that person to know I'm here for them. 29 years experience I felt would be of more help than anything. I offer whatever experience I've had, and always suggest a good professional specialist as well as prayer. I hope I can help many people with MS in my lifetime. I used to be a mentor. Hope to do more sometime.
Teva's Lift MS Team | June 22, 2016It's great to hear you've found others who can relate to your experiences with MS. Support is so important! We hope you'll consider the Lift MS community a source of support as well.