Posted on February 21st, 2012
This year we need your help to reach out to new audiences.
We want to raise awareness of MS amongst people who don’t know about the disease, and share with them the many ways in which it effects the lives of millions all over the world.
To achieve this we need your help!
We want people to know that….
- There is no known cause or cure for MS and it lasts a lifetime
- MS symptoms usually start between the ages of 25 and 31
- People with MS have varying symptoms
Each week in the run up to World MS Day we will talk about one of the above messages. Social media status updates, videos, and posters will be available so that you can easily spread the word amongst your connections online, at school or University, and at work.
The online action
This year we are asking all of our amazing campaigners to upload their personal stories as digital postcards to the World MS Day 1000 faces website. The new site, which will go live in early May, will remain hidden to the public until World MS Day, when it will explode with postcards uploaded throughout the month.Don’t forget to write your own postcard and to share it with your friends, family and colleagues online.
Engage with people face-to-face- it’s sure to have a big impact.
If you are planning an event in your town, workplace, or school, why not work with your MS Society or local community group to create real postcards, and display them for the public to see.
Be creative! Your postcard could be a written story about living with MS, or it could be a drawing, collage, or abstract interpretation of a feeling or symptom related to MS.
Don’t forget to take lots of photos and upload them to the World MS Day 2012 Flickr group. We can’t wait to see them!