Posted on July 17th, 2013
MS care hosted a stand at Cairo’s first ever marathon last week. The stand was attended by volunteers from the organisation and carried lots of information about MS and World MS Day. To find out more about MS Care visit their website.
Quite a lot going on in Palestine, Egypt and Morocco this year! In Palestine, a young person with MS is organising an MS Walk in collaboration with the MS Society of Palestine. The event will take place on 25 May. The MS Society will also be holding a lecture on World MS Day – details to follow! In Egypt, MS Care will be organising a series of events including Run for MS, a gig and a football match. Moroccan MS Society will be holding a seminar about MS that will bring together doctors, people with MS and the Ministers of Education, Manpower and Health. Tweet This Post Share on Facebook
Despite politcal unrest the show went on in Cairo to crown a chess champion in their World MS Day tournament. Four weeks before World MS Day the chess tournament began in public parks across the city. Due to security problems the remainder of the heats were played online and the two finalists came together for a nailbiting final on 8 June. Spectators were invited to join the fun by creating their own WMSD T-shirts. To launch the tournament and the 2012 campaign, MS Care chose a local song writer to create a song about living with MS. The song was recorded in both Arabic and English and was used to raise awareness of MS online. On 8 June a second event for people with…
The Never Down Band from Mansoura, Egypt have release two songs for World MS Day (WMSD) 2012 to spread awareness. The first song titled ‘Struggle‘ deals with the struggle of living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and is performed by Never Down Band rapper, Ahmed Adel. The uplifting lyrics are from a inspirational poem written by Reem Hassan Samaha, a girl living with MS. The video for ‘Struggle’ is sponsored by the Egyptian MS Care society. Have a listen to ‘Struggle’ below.
Never Down Band have also recorded an Arabic song for WMSD 2012 called ‘Yom Mn Ba’D Yom’ or ‘Day After A day’. This second song begins with a beautiful poem about MS and then turns into a heartfelt Ballad sung by group member Mohamed El Dreny. Please have a listen to ‘Yom Mn Ba’D Yom’ below;
If you are interested in finding out more about the Never Down Band you can follow them on Facebook and YouTube.