8 Ways to Get Involved in Raising Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis

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by Wendy Henderson |

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While most people have heard of multiple sclerosis, they’re often not really sure what the disease is or how it affects those who live with it. There are a lot of ways the MS community can spread the word and raise awareness of the condition.

Here are a few ideas:

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  • Sharing information about MS and how it affects your life on social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Take part in organized events for MS non-profit organizations and charities, such as the National MS Society’s Walk MS.
  • Become an advocate for MS. Contact your local political representatives and ask them for support, become a spokesperson for your local newspaper, radio and television station.
  • Volunteer to help out at MS events or to help others with the condition.
  • Put up awareness posters in your school, college, workplace, doctor’s office, etc.
  • Host your own fundraising event for an MS non-profit organization or charity.
  • Join a local MS support group or set one up if there isn’t one nearby.
  • Wear orange or an orange MS ribbon to help strike up conversation about the disease.

MORE: Six resources that will make living with MS a little easier.

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