What is Multiple Sclerosis?
MS is a neurological condition. That means it affects your nerves. It’s caused when your immune system isn’t working properly. Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. People are most likely to be diagnosed in their thirties, forties and fifties. But the first signs often start years earlier. Currently, there is no known cause or cure for MS, however, research is progressing fast.
MS Week starts 23 April during which in particular the MS Society is highlighting the tremendous strides that have been made in MS research and the need to push on to find the cause of MS which would get us closer to a cure. In the meantime make it as easy as possible for people to live with the condition.
About MS Society?
The Multiple Sclerosis Society is a strong community of people including those living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. The Society raises awareness of MS, Support those with MS and research to stop MS reaching the future generation. The Society run an award-winning MS helpline for individuals who may have been diagnosed with MS or who have loved ones living with MS. The helpline can offer support to anyone.
The Society also runs local groups all over the UK. Each of the local groups has a support service, run by a team of trained volunteers. They’re there to help individuals live with the effects of MS by giving information, providing emotional support, and helping you find the right local services. The volunteers can also help with emotional support, accessing financial support, for example, grants and developing relationships with local health and social care professionals.
How can I raise funds for MS Society?
– Give as you Live Shop online & every purchase will raise free funds for MS Society
– You can make a one-off donation to MS Society
– You can purchase a reloadable shopping card and raise each time you top up!
“Too many people affected by MS in the UK have to fight for the treatments, services, care and support they need. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS. ”