This May, #MakeMSMatter
Every May, Canadians end MS Awareness Month by joining the global MS community to recognize World MS Day on May 30th. We may not be able to hold in-person events this year, but our desire to support people affected by MS has not changed.
On Saturday, May 30th join our first-ever Virtual Carnation Pinning and recognize World MS Day using these easy tools:
“I was 31 when I was diagnosed with MS, and my life has changed drastically in the past 18 years. Here I am, a 48-year-old woman, living in long-term care with residents whose average age is about 85. Living in a long-term care facility can often feel isolating, but COVID-19 has taken away even the small freedoms and liberties I once had,” says Melanie who lives with progressive MS. For people with MS who live in long-term care homes, social isolation and loneliness can sometimes be felt on a regular basis. For residents like Melanie, COVID-19 is another uncertain and unpredictable concern on top of an already challenging disease.
“Despite the difficulties, I’m working to stay relatively positive for those around me who are having a tough time.” With your support on World MS Day we can let the MS community know that they aren’t alone.
The current health crisis has impacted all Canadians, and the need for information, resources and support programs for people affected by MS is as urgent and critical as ever.
With the first disease-modifying therapy for primary progressive MS (PPMS) announced in 2018, we’re on the cusp of breakthrough discoveries.
MS progression is unique for each person, making it difficult to predict. It’s time to answer key questions, including why do certain individual progress and not others?
Advocacy for accessible and low-cost treatments
People living with MS should have equal and timely access to treatments that are best suited for their health, and not their financial circumstances.
The MS Knowledge Network
Canadians affected by MS can now access a hub of knowledge where MS Navigators will provide consistent, quality information and support tailored to their unique situation.