The MS Trust posed me a great question, asking me to help spread a word about the UK Awareness Week that runs from April 28th to May 4th. I do love a challenge, so anyway I can help from my keyboard, I happily attack!
So, do you feel like a challenge? How about a fun way to raise awareness regarding MS? Check out the UK’s MS Trust website to be inspired, take a stance and do something worthwhile. MS Trust’s Awareness Week and we want you involved!
The trust was set up 21 years ago, and is celebrating this by inviting everyone to join their 21 day challenge and sponsor, shout and help others spread the word about MS Trust’s Awareness Week from April 28th to May 4th.
With over 100,000 people with MS in the UK, raising awareness is key and as a charity, the trust’s aim is to provide “free, practical, positive information that can help people with MS take control of their health and live life to the full.”
I have had the pleasure to read and research news regarding multiple sclerosis a lot, and the UK trust’s website is by far the best place to be for anything happening in the UK. Please do check out it out and join in the 21 day challenge. Yours truly is in it to win awareness also, so why not join this little chickie here in the fun. We know what people with MS want most of all, and we long for a cure, and if not that, we simply want people to know what life with MS is really like.
Here’s a breakdown of the challenge (you will be linked to the MS Trust website to enter). Like they say: “Keep the trust posted on the challenges you’re taking part in by sharing your stories and photos on Twitter and Facebook using hashtag #MSWeek!”
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Day 2. Hold an MS information stand: Raise awareness of MS and spread the word about free MS Trust information by holding an information stand in a local community centre. Order free posters, books and info!
Day 6. Organise a Bold in Blue cake sale: Everybody loves a cupcake! Show off your baking skills and raise vital funds to support everyone affected by MS. Get more Be Bold in Blue fundraising ideas
Day 8. Tell people about how we can help: The MS Trust provides free, reliable practical information and supports key MS health professionals. Can you spread the word? Find out more about our information
Day 9. Organise a Bold in Blue dinner party! Show off your culinary skills by inviting family and friends to come dine with you and raise vital funds to support everyone affected by MS. Get more Be Bold in Blue fundraising ideas
Day 10. Share your tips about living with MS: Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. Why not share the practical tips that have made a difference for you? Post your tips on our Facebook page
Day 12. Go Bold, Go Blue, Go Large! Could you zip slide across the Tyne? Or organise another fundraising spectacular? Find out how you can ‘Go Large’ for Be Bold in Blue this year
Day 15. Share key facts about MS: Do your family, friends and colleagues really understand what MS is and how it affects you? Share our key facts and infographics on Facebook and Twitter!
Day 16. Share our free, reliable information: The MS Trust publishes a wide range of books, factsheets and webpages on everything from diagnosis to treatment options and telling your kids. See our full range of publications and let us know what you’ve found helpful
Day 17. Watch our Continence Question Time video: We’ve filmed a panel of experts and people living with MS answering some of your common questions about bladder and bowel problems. Coming soon!
Day 19. How was your MS diagnosis? The MS Trust is working on resources to help people who’ve just been diagnosed with MS. How was your diagnosis experience? Share your thoughts on Twitter
Day 20. Make a donation to support everyone affected by MS: The MS Trust is only able to provide free, practical reliable information thanks to the support of people like you. Make a donation and change someone’s life
Day 21. Tell us what you think are the big challenges for MS care: The last 21 years have seen great changes in MS care and support. What are some of the big achievements and challenges to come? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter with hashtag #MSWeek