Uruguayans living with MS came together to celebrate World MS Day for the second time.

“Uruguayans are quite shy, but music makes them so happy that it became a real celebration of the 2nd World MS Day in Uruguay with the band playing.” President of the MS Society in Uruguay.

Uruguayans living with MS came together to celebrate World MS Day with a party. A band played lively songs (from the Beatles to Brazilian music) and finished with the Cumparsita tango and uruguayan “Candombe” with drumming that made all the guests dance in their chairs. Some people found energy to dance around the room and encouraged others to do the same.

“Uruguayans are quite shy”, said the Society president, “but music makes them so happy that it became a real celebration of the 2nd World MS Day in Uruguay with the band playing”.

Watch a little bit of the dancing below.

The meeting itself which followed the festivities saw Dr Oehninger of EMUR’s Medical Advisory Board focus his talk on the problem of work for people with MS. Employment was the theme for World MS Day 2010.

The media showed great interest in the activities in Uruguay and made an effort to meet with and interview people with MS, and invited them to share their experiences with the public.