Posted on June 7th, 2012
World MS Day was a huge success in Switzerland this year. The MS Society of Switzerland organised a nationwide skipping event involving 10,000 people living with MS and the Swiss public. Multiple sclerosis (MS) awareness stalls were set up in eleven cities including; Basel, Biel, Buchs SG, Chur, Fribourg, Lausanne, Lugano, Sion, Steffisburg, Train and Zurich. These stalls were staffed by people with expert knowledge of MS who offered educational pamphlets about MS to the public.
The skipping event encouraged people to participate in unified symbolic action against MS. Through skipping in public people managed to raise nationwide awareness about MS. This fun activity was aimed at encouraging people living with MS to fight the symptoms of the disease. The event motto was ‘Every Step Counts – helping people with MS to persevere.’
WMSD in Switzerland involved people of different ages and backgrounds. Most importantly this event was a fun way of raising MS awareness. Every jump really did count in the end, the total of jumps made by the members of the public was 71, 211. Take a look at the photo gallery of the WMSD 2012 skipping event in Switzerland.