On Sunday, 5th of June, MS hosts its annual Walk + Fun Run in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra.
Avid MS supporters, family and friends including our beloved pooches, are invited to enjoy this empowering walk or run to support and raise awareness for Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating invisible disease which affects 4 Australians every working day.
The MS Walk and Fun Run is organised to provide support services to people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, their families, and their carers before, during, and after diagnosis.
MS is a neurological condition where communication between the brain and central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves) is damaged – resulting in issues such as extreme fatigue, chronic pain, and mobility issues right through to total and permanent disability. MS is a lifelong disease with both cause and cure still unanswered – no two cases are the same and visible and hidden symptoms of MS are unpredictable.
Our goal is to raise much needed funds so that nobody needs to face this disease alone.
This year we’re also thrilled to introduce the MS Hub – where you can hear the latest on MS research, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and living well with multiple sclerosis.
The event will be taking place in iconic locations across Australia and all tracks are wheelchair and stroller-friendly. Suited to all ages and fitness levels, with different course lengths (5km or 10km) join as an individual or get a team together. We encourage everyone to bring a positive spirit by wearing the MS colour of red or dressing up in a fun costume for a chance to win a prize.
WHEN: Sunday 5th June
WHERE: Sydney ‘Olympic Park’/ Melbourne ‘Palms Lawn, Albert Park Lake’ / Canberra ‘Lake Burley Griffin’
TIME: Run: 5th June 2016 (Sunday) 8:50am
Walk: 5th June 2016 (Sunday) 10:25am
NOTE: Dogs are only to be taken on the walk not run.
The MS Walk + Fun Run marks the end of MS Awareness Month which culminates in World MS Day on May 27 – so get involved, have fun, and help us fight the invisible disease that is multiple sclerosis.
To register and for more information go to: www.mswalk.org.au.
About Multiple Sclerosis:
- MS is the most common neurological condition affecting young adults.
- MS is a chronic disease that randomly attacks the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves) stopping the brain communicating with the rest of the body. The consequences can include extreme fatigue and chronic pain, vision, cognitive, continence, and mobility issues, right through to total and permanent disability.
- 1,000 Australians are diagnosed with MS every year, equating to approximately 4 people every working day.