Wednesday, May 29, 2013


World MS Day is today, May 29!!  World MS Day’s theme highlights young people and MS, the most common neurological disease affecting young people.  The campaign looks to bring awareness about MS and how it affects everyday life.

This year, people from all over the world are posting their personal motto as part of World MS Day – so please go to My Motto and submit a personal motto that you live by or wisdom for when times are tough. These mottos inspire us all to do more in creating a world free of MS. Events will be taking place in over 60 countries around the world, and the Society has worked closely with colleague organizations in the MS Coalition and MS International Federation.

In conjunction with World MS Day, we ask that you urge your Senators to support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) so Americans with disabilities – including young adults and veterans – can travel the world beyond America’s shores. The treaty aims to enhance the rights of persons with disabilities by asserting that they have the same rights as persons without disabilities, similar to the principles of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Last December, the Senate failed to ratify the treaty by just five votes. The first step in the renewed ratification process is to have new hearings in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Click here to ask your Senators to support the CRPD and the rights of persons with disabilities around the world – to again pass the CRPD out of the Foreign Relations Committee with bipartisan support! Let’s make our voices heard on such an important day that highlights the need for a world free of MS!

To find other ways to get involved on World MS Day, please click 

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