Did You Know? March 8-14 is MS Awareness Week. During MS Awareness Week, the National MS Society (NMSS) takes a leadership role by focusing on the individual stories of those living with Multiple Sclerosis.
In 2009, the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) initiated the first World MS Day. World MS Day is typically observed on May 30 each year. World MS Day seeks to unite the global MS community of more than 2.3 million people “to share stories, raise awareness, and campaign with and for everyone affected” by the condition. We are going to join this tradition to create awareness for MS in Pakistan on World MS Day as well as during MS Awareness Week.
We request our patients, friends, and members to wear orange during MS Awareness Week, March 8-14, and also on World MS Day to create awareness for MS.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease, the cause of which has still not yet been confirmed. In MS, the body’s own immune system attacks the central nervous system and hinders one’s simple bodily actions, rendering even the simplest of movements like walking quite difficult. People with MS do everything they can every day to improve their lives amid the obstacles they face. The Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan has also been helping, guiding, and educating patients on how to live a better life with MS. We help people appreciate life by sharing their experiences with other MSers. This way they are encouraged to change the world for MS.
During MS Awareness Week, SMSPP is aiming towards creating awareness about MS and helping MS patients to cope with this disabling disease. The number of MS patients is increasing in Pakistan, but awareness regarding the disease is lacking. SMSPP has intended to serve the purpose. Join our online community on Facebook at SMSPPakistan to stay up to date with Society news. Create awareness among your friends, family, and relatives regarding MS. Take pictures with your orange outfit or orange ribbon and share your picture on your social media profiles and also on our community page and become part of our MS awareness campaign.
It is time to come together and make our voices heard. It is time to end the misconceptions about MS. Together, we are stronger! Together we will win this battle!