This Sunday is World MS Day!
This Sunday, May 30th is World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day. MS is a disease of the brain and spinal cord, where the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers causing permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.
The theme for World MS Day 2020-2022 is ‘connections’. The MS Connections campaign is about building community connection, self-connection and connections to quality care. MS Connections challenges social barriers that leave people affected by MS feeling lonely and socially isolated. It is an opportunity to advocate for better services, celebrate support networks and champion self-care.
This year for World MS Day, the MEDUCOM team connected virtually for a game of MS BINGO. The game included a series of trivia questions about MS disease characteristics, myths and facts, Canadian statistics and more! A fun and engaging way to raise awareness about MS and promote education on this Chronic condition.