DIFFERENCE

YOU MAKE

1 in 3 Australians will be directly impacted by multiple sclerosis

The funds that you raise ensure that people living with multiple sclerosis get the vital support they need to meet their goals and live well, and ensure that no one has to face MS alone.

Here’s what you and thousands of like-minded fundraisers make possible.

Providing funding to bring new treatments closer to reality, investing in repairing myelin damage, to restore function that has been lost for people with progressive forms of the disease.

The development of three state-of-the-art MS Wellbeing Centres in New South Wales and Victoria.

The first Wellbeing Centre is scheduled to open in Lidcombe, New South Wales in 2023.

These state-of-the-art centres will offer a comprehensive range of services, providing a complete wellbeing service model, helping people with MS achieve their personal goals and live to their fullest potential.

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

 
1,407

people received specialised advice from the MS Nurse Advisor and Social Work Advisor Service last year.

 
23,283

times last year, people reached out to our helpline MS Connect and were met with a caring person to listen and help them.

 
20,000

times our COVID Resources were viewed by the MS community

 
6,178

people registered for an MS Education and Wellbeing webinar in the past year to better understand multiple sclerosis.

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.

 

For many people with MS, the symptoms are invisible

There's been occasions where strangers have asked Rachael to get up out of a seat on a train because they perceive her as young and healthy.

“Just because you can’t see MS, you can’t judge people because you have no idea what they go through every other day. It could be a great day, but the rest of the days could be difficult. No one knows what I’m going through unless I tell them."

Rachael Hendry, MS Ambassador