Archive for May, 2015

World MS Day

Written by on May 27th, 2015 – No Comments

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By: Melissa G. from The Travelling MSer

Today is World MS Day. This year, we are asked to share what makes us “stronger than MS”. For me, what makes me feel strong are the people that support me through it everyday. First and foremost, my family, who I would never have gotten through the past few years without. Supporting me through every hospital visit, every doctors appointment, and every bad day. My friends, the ones that stuck around and continued to remember that I am still the person I always was, even though I may do things a bit differently now. Also the new friends that I’ve met because of my MS, who I am so very thankful for. My boyfriend, who makes me feel like it’s okay when I’m not up to doing something we had planned on, and understands no matter what, reminding me that it’s not my fault. These people all make it so I feel like I can get through it even when I’m at my worst, and remind me that I have to fight, even when I feel like I can’t.

For them, I try every day to be #StrongerThanMS

-M

To read more personal stories from Melissa check out her blog at: www.thetravellingmser.wordpress.com

Vancouver ScotiaBank MS Walk 2015

Written by on May 25th, 2015 – No Comments

Yesterday was the Vancouver ScotiaBank MS Walk. This year. the walk was held at a new location, at The Plaza of Nations right along False Creek in beautiful downtown Vancouver. This meant that the route ran right along the seawall. It was a gorgeous walk for everyone who participated.

The turn out was fantastic-about 500 people showed up and there was so much to see-teams in costumes…

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Teams with signs…

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Teams whose participants were doing the course their own way…

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Join us May 27th for our annual MS Research Town Hall!

Written by on May 13th, 2015 – No Comments

To mark World MS Day, join us on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 7:30-8:30pm EST for our annual MS Research Town Hall. This by-phone and live-streamed event will feature prominent MS researchers, including Dr. Mark Freedman, Dr. Helen Genova and Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie, in conversation with the CBC Radio’s Bob McDonald (Quirks and Quarks).

The annual MS Research Town Hall offers listeners across Canada insights and information regarding the latest research being done in the area of multiple sclerosis and how it impacts the future of disease knowledge. Learn more about stem cells and MS and other ground breaking research that brings new hope to people with MS.

Watch our social media accounts to cast your ‘wild card topic’ vote. For more information and to pre-register for the event, visit mssociety.ca/msresearchtownhall.

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