The MS Melbourne Run + Ride Festival
Has Been Postponed
In response to recent Victorian Government announcements to manage the impact of COVID-19, the MS Melbourne Run & Ride Festival has been postponed and will not be going ahead on Sunday 5 September, 2021.
We are currently confirming a new event date for early 2022.
Your ongoing support and patience is greatly appreciated, as we continue to plan.
Your MS Melbourne Run + Ride Festival registration is secure and will automatically be rolled over to the new date. You do not need to take any action and if you have any questions please reach out to our Event Team who are here to support you.
MS events are of great significance to the MS Community, bringing together people closely connected to the cause to raise vital funds that support people living with multiple sclerosis.
Your current fundraising will carry over to the new event date, including any rewards and competitions that you have qualified for.
You are welcome to continue your fundraising and your fundraising link will remain open while a new event date is being confirmed.
Remember, you can thank your supporters through your fundraising page.
The funds you have already raised by registering to participate in MS Melbourne Run + Ride Festival will be used to improve the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis.
EVENT BIBS AND WELCOME PACKS
We acknowledge that some welcome packs and event bibs are currently in transit and have been received: please hold onto these. In order to reduce our environmental and financial impact of postponing the 2021 event, all event kits will remain current for use at the 2022 event.
1 in 3 Australians will be directly impacted by multiple sclerosis through a family member, friend or colleague. The uncertainty of what lies ahead after diagnosis can be a difficult experience, and that's why we are here to make sure no one faces MS alone.
HERE'S HOW YOUR SUPPORT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
More than 1,600 people with MS will receive specialised advice from caring nurses, occupational therapists and social workers through MS Advisor.
This year, people with MS, their families and carers will reach out over 27,000 times to our free helpline and support centre, MS Connect.
MS PEER SUPPORT
Nearly 600 new people with MS and their loved ones, will find social connection through MS Peer Support groups, held online, in-person and by phone.
Over 2,700 people will participate in MS Education webinars and events to better understand and live with MS.
Around 1,500 people will seeks assistance with their NDIS plans
Over 700 people will receive employment support to help them stay in their jobs, or to find employment.
By fundraising, you are ensuring the continuation of programs such as MS Connect which provides guidance and support when needed, MS Education, Wellbeing Support Program and MS Advisor programs all helping people living with MS maintain their quality of life, employment and delay disease progression.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often debilitating disease which attacks the central nervous system. It is the most common neurological disease in young adults and often attacks people at the time of their lives when they are planning families and building a career. Cases of MS are rising and over 25,600 Australians live with the condition, an increase of 4,400 in the past eight years.