This May I am joining the MS squad and putting my game face on!
Created by Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF), the 2018 campaign is all about people capturing empowerment and strength.
Did you know
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system affecting the brain and spinal cord. More than 2,300,000 people around the world suffer from MS.
- MS is a progressive disease of the central nervous system, for which there is no cure at present.
- More women than men have MS, with a ratio of three women to two men.
- MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system in young adults.
- There is no drug that can cure MS, but treatments are now available which can modify the course of the disease.
- There is a wide range of symptoms, with fatigue being one of the most common.
- MS is not contagious or infectious.
- MS is not directly hereditary, although genetic susceptibility plays a part in its development.
- Diagnosis of MS is generally between 20 and 40 years of age, although the onset of the illness may be earlier.
- The incidence of MS increases in countries further from the equator.
- Many of the symptoms of MS can be successfully managed and treated
Across the MSIF platforms, you will discover people all over the world getting their game face on and YOU CAN TOO!
To get involved, snap a selfie with your game face on and then tag five friends to do the same.
MS Squad Goals
This year, 15 countries are taking part in the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign, The aim is to raise $1.5m globally and with celebrities onboard hopefully they can reach that target and more.
Want to do more
You can also join your local Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign. The great thing about being a Global MS Squad is that they have the largest range of activities which you can get involved with. With every country doing something unique, why not have a look at what your country is doing and show your support.