This May was a busy one in Italy. The EMSP’s “Under Pressure” project was launched with a street exhibiton in Milan on 7 May. The exhibition moved to Rome for World MS Day on 27 May.
On 26 May, volunteers of the Italian MS Society’s Rome branch gathered for Pope Frances I’s Angelus prayer.
On World MS Day itself, 42 speakers and 3oo guests got together for the Society’s two-day Annual Scientific Meeting in Rome.
The Brazilian Multiple Sclerosis Association celebrated World MS Day 2013 with lunch and live music at their HQ. Here are some photos from the event:
As part of the Finnish MS Society’s World MS Day 2013 celebrations, 20 events including open days and lectures took place across Finland.
The main event was a festival in Helsinki. Singer Saija Varjus, who has MS, performed at the event along with an acrobat who also has MS. The festival was hosted by Finnish MP Jani Toivola, a well-known advocate for equality.
The highlight of the day was the human chain in the form of MS formed by the audience. The host then initiated the world’s longest power hug, which went around the audience. What a brilliant idea!