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MS Awareness — Whatever It Takes

Nationally and globally, there is growing awareness about multiple sclerosis, people living with the disease and the MS movement. Together, we are working to cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives. There is always more that can be done to spread the word, to share knowledge about research and progress in treatments, and to support those affected by MS. We can all play an important role in continuing this work. Designated national and international MS awareness campaigns are a great way to get involved, but remember that you can make a difference every day!

MS Awareness Week: March 10-16

Stories of life with MS are often portrayed through the everyday moments that people with MS experience. Sometimes these moments and feelings can be hard to explain in words, so people with MS often share them in the abstract. They might describe their sense that time is standing still as they wait in their doctor’s office to hear the words “you have MS.” Or they might share the experience of waking up in the morning and feeling as though their legs are encased in cement. Bringing these moments to life and sharing them with the world allows the stories of living with MS to be seen and understood like never before.

The National MS Society amplifies the stories of people living with MS to raise awareness every day and during MS Awareness Week. We won’t stop until the moment we’ve all been hoping for and working toward — when we cure MS for every person living with this disease. Mark your calendar and join the fight. Share your story or connect with a person affected by MS. Add your voice to help raise awareness.

Follow the Society’s social media channels and share with your networks to help ensure that more people understand what life with MS can be like and engage with them to take action.

Explore the moments of MS shared by people who live with it every day.

World MS Day: May 30

World MS Day, initiated in 2009 by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) and its global members, which includes the National MS Society, unites individuals and organizations from around the world to raise awareness and move us closer to a world free of MS. The theme for the 2020-2023 campaigns is “I Connect, We Connect” (#MSConnections). It calls for building community connections, self-connection and connections to quality care.

Together we have reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world, with campaigns focusing on a different theme every few years.

MSIF provides a toolkit of free resources to help everyone to take part in World MS Day. Anyone can use these tools, or make their own, to shine a light on our efforts and create positive change in the lives of more than 2.8 million people around the world living with multiple sclerosis. Visit to learn more and get involved.

Help others learn about multiple sclerosis

Helping others better understand this complex and unpredictable disease is critical to fueling the progress that changes lives for people affected by MS and will help us reach our goal of ending the disease forever.

You can view and share the videos below, as well as the many other videos available on the Society’s YouTube channel, to help others better understand MS.

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Opportunities in your community

For local opportunities to connect with others to raise awareness about MS, identify the area where you’d like to make a difference and find an opportunity that matches your passion.


No One Has to Face MS Alone

From connecting with others affected by MS in your community to participating in fundraising events or giving financially – find your place in the MS movement.

Walk MS
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to everyone impacted by MS.

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Walk MS

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Newly Diagnosed
If you or somone close to you has recently been diagnosed, access our MS information and resources.

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