MS Awareness Month

Homebuilder donates $10,000 to MS Canada awareness fundraiser

Homebuilder Jayman Built is donating $10,000 to MS Canada ahead of the nonprofit’s annual MS Walk fundraiser to raise awareness of the disease, thanks to a successful social media campaign. The contribution adds to the nearly $1.5 million the Alberta, Canada, company has provided to the organization over the…

MS Canada seeks nationwide participation in awareness month

Canada has one of the world’s highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, and this month residents are being urged to come together to raise awareness of and funds for people affected by the neurodegenerative disorder. May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month in Canada, and…

Multiple sclerosis awareness is for people with MS, too

The Cambridge Dictionary defines awareness as “knowledge that something exists, or understanding of a situation or subject at the present time based on information or experience.” That definition perfectly matches the stages of my personal awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS). I don’t recall hearing much, if anything, about…

Personal stories of life with MS highlight March awareness month

From participating in educational programs to sharing stories that illuminate the multiple sclerosis (MS) experience, people nationwide are poised to participate in MS Awareness Month, observed each March. Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week starts on March 12. The disorder, thought to affect about one million U.S. residents, can cause…

One Month of MS Awareness Isn’t Enough

I’m changing my mind about MS Awareness Month — at least a little — thanks to “31 Days of MS.” Whether it’s an awareness month or a week, or whether it’s for MS or disabilities in general, I’ve never been a big fan of these types of initiatives. But this…

Patient Experience Takes ‘Shape’ for MS Awareness Month

From celebrating artists’ works to sharing stories that bring to life the experience of multiple sclerosis (MS), Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month is designed to call attention to this neurodegenerative disorder and the nearly 1 million U.S. residents it’s thought to affect. MS can cause a host of physical…

Submissions Now Open for 2022 MSAA Art Showcase

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is calling for submissions for its 2022 MSAA Art Showcase, an initiative that celebrates the work of artists who have multiple sclerosis (MS). The showcase, which began in 2009, gives MS patients in the U.S. the opportunity to share their…

It’s March – Make Time for MS Awareness

Note: This story was updated March 8, 2021, to note that tickets for MSAA’s Virtual Art Tour are still available for purchase.  Activities are underway to mark Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, set aside each year to call attention to the neurodegenerative disorder estimated to affect almost 1 million U.S.

Coming Soon: 31 Days of MS

Multiple Sclerosis News Today is excited to announce a new initiative called “31 Days of MS,” in recognition of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month in March. We will feature a range of stories from people in the MS community, from patients to caregivers to family members.  The…

MS Society of Canada Launches Virtual Fundraising Campaign

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is launching a virtual effort that seeks to connect multiple sclerosis (MS) communities across the country and raise funds for research in observance of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month in Canada. As part of the initiative, called #WeChallengeMS, Canadian…

Artists and MSAA Mark 10 Years of Showcasing Original Works

A bird in flight, a field of flowers, a dog surrounded by butterflies, a portrait of a toddler — they’re all part of the artwork by the multiple sclerosis (MS) community done for a Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) showcasing program, now marking its 10th year. Through its…

Visibly Me, Visible MS

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month has arrived, lasting throughout the month of March. All things orange and popular hashtags flood social media sites. Awareness months like this have great value, though some may disagree. Awareness months become vessels to engage and encourage individuals and communities to get involved.

Members of Canadian Parliament Commemorate MS Awareness Month

Members of Parliament and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada are jointly celebrating May as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month. Both parties met in Ottawa April 30-May 2 to kick-off the MS awareness campaign #LifeWithMs. According to an international survey, it is estimated that one in every 340 Canadians…

Dan Says Treasure Your Caregiving Hero

Caregivers are in the spotlight during MS Awareness Month and, as it draws to a close, one man with multiple sclerosis is calling for everyone with the disease to recognize them. Dan Melfi, who lives in the…

MS Awareness Month: Which Ribbon Are We Again?

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. That means we need to make the most of these four weeks to raise some money for research, and raise awareness about the disease and the 2.5 million people in the world currently living with it. What’s the best way…

Ocrevus: Counting Down to Expected FDA Approval

There is now less than a month until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve Ocrevus, generic name ocrelizumab, for use as a therapy for multiple sclerosis. Clinical trials have shown Genentech’s drug to be a promising therapy for relapsing MS and, significantly,…

Raising My Voice to Raise Awareness About MS

March is recognized by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America as MS Awareness Month. Awareness is a vital component of any illness. We must actively engage to collectively congregate and support the cause by way of our time, resources and voices. We are seeking to make communities aware of…