Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is pleased to announce that World MS Day 2022 will take place Monday, May 30th to raise awareness and support people living with MS, the most common debilitating neurological condition affecting young adults in Ireland.
The theme of World MS Day this year is ‘connections’ and the campaign is about challenging social barriers and stigma that can leave people affected by MS feeling lonely and isolated, Building communities that support and nurture people affected by MS, Promoting self-care and healthy living with MS, Lobbying decision makers for better services and effective treatment for people with MS .It is an opportunity to advocate for better services, celebrate support networks and champion self-care.
MS Ireland in partnership with Novartis Ireland will be launching an art Exhibit- The Art of MS – Symptoms Under the Spotlight’ opening on Thursday May 26th featuring 12 original works of art created by people living with MS in Ireland. The exhibition has been organised to raise awareness of MS and the wide-ranging symptoms to mark World MS Day 2022 artists living with MS, 12 artworks created by people living with Multiple Sclerosis will be on display at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute from Thursday 26 May to Wednesday 1 June 2022.
Ava Battles, Chief Executive of MS Ireland said, “World MS Day is the MS movement’s annual campaign to raise awareness of the condition, and to support and connect the 2.8 million people living with it worldwide, it is a day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future. In Ireland, it is a day where we shine a spotlight on the lives of the 9,000 people in Ireland living with Multiple Sclerosis
While many people are aware of MS and the more visible, tangible symptoms that it can cause, the effects of MS can vary greatly from person to person and can often be invisible to those around them. Through our World MS Day Art Exhibit and our 12 brilliant artists, we hope to raise awareness around the less visible aspects of MS and how it can impact on the day-to-day life of a person living with the condition.”
All our Artists are available to speak to Media at requests, they are all living through unique MS journeys, each facing their own challenges and triumphs in different ways.
You can learn more about the exhibit and artists here: https://bit.ly/3L70Qpa