And what it means for you!
… is it all about? We hear you cry.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and incurable disease, which can affect anyone anywhere, but around two thirds of people who are diagnosed are female. Most people are diagnosed between 20 and 40 years old, just as they are starting careers and families etc.
Kiss Goodbye to MS is a global community of people, just like you, who are daring to raise money for vital MS research. Step outside your comfort zone and dare yourself to do something fun, exciting, glamorous, weird or whatever, to raise money for vital research.
Decide what you want to do, find your local community or build a fundraising page for your challenge and get going!
Don’t forget to share it with your friends, family and the world on social media using the hashtag #KissGoodbyeToMS.
You can jump out of a plane, walk a kilometre, get 100 people doing Zumba underwater, or have a ‘red day’ at work or school, or whatever. But whatever you do, challenge yourself, have fun and raise as much as you can.
… is it happening?
In 2018 there are national campaigns in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Greece, Ireland, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, the UK, the United States of America.
Click here to find out what’s happening in these countries.
If your country isn’t taking part this year don’t worry, there are more countries joining all the time and until then you can still take part through the global site, by building your own fundraising page.
… is it happening? Excellent question.
Kiss Goodbye To MS has an awareness month in May and you can take part in the campaign year round in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Greece, Finland, France, Ireland, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, UK, and USA.
Can’t do May? Do not worry, our loyal supporters Kiss Goodbye To MS all year round and you can to!
Even if your country isn’t taking part this year there are loads of ways you can still be part of the team. It can be as easy as adding a Kiss Goodbye to MS Twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile (don’t forget to donate here), having a ‘red day’ to raise money at work or school, or building your own free fundraising page to set yourself a real challenge!
This campaign is all about you, so what are you going to do?
… is organising the campaign? Glad you asked.
Brought together by the MS International Federation, MS organisations from around the world are joining forces to help you Kiss Goodbye to MS. This is the first truly international fundraising campaign for MS and it’s only going to grow. To find out if your country is taking part click here.
… is this important and where will the money go? You probably want to know.
Worldwide there are over 2.3 million people living with MS and around two thirds are female. It is usually first diagnosed when people are between the ages of 20 and 40, just when people are trying to start careers and families. It is a chronic and unpredictable disease that needs serious solutions.
But that doesn’t mean that raising money to fight it shouldn’t be fun!
Money raised for Kiss Goodbye to MS will fund vital research into the causes, treatments and possible cures for MS, as well as help for people living with the disease now. We will use social media to share examples of the types of incredible work you will fund over the course of the campaign.
This stuff doesn’t happen by magic and it’s never free, so you are going to do something incredible.