MS Awareness Week is about encouraging people like me and you to give people with multiple sclerosis a chance. So what is it exactly?
In short: a progressive disease affecting the brain and spinal chord. The effects can vary from person to person, so to understand more about the different levels and symptoms take a look at the MS facts on the official website.
In 2012 the campaign slogan urged you to ‘Be bold in blue!’ That meant anything from blue-themed parties or cake sales to … dyeing your hair blue! It didn’t look good on me before, but for charity …
There are plenty of other options too. Why not give a talk in your local community? Or if public speaking isn’t your thing write a letter to your local newspaper – or even skydive to raise money!
It will be a challenge but worth it if we can draw attention to the cause and help suffers at the same time.
And don’t forget to get on Facebook or Twitter and post facts to raise awareness or make your picture blue. Online networking campaigns are usually very successful because information is delivered so fast between everyone. And the sooner the better!
For more details about MS Awareness Week go to the official website.