World MS Day - Multiple Sclerosis
World MS Day is a day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future for people with multiple sclerosis.
World MS Day is officially marked on the last Wednesday of May every year, though events and campaigns take place throughout the month of May. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults.There are 2.3 million people with MS worldwide. In 2009, the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) and its members initiated the first World MS Day. Together they have reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world, with a campaign focusing on a different theme each year.
In 2016, the theme for World MS Day is ‘Independence’. It will explore how people with MS can be independent, acknowledging that independence can mean different things to different people.