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Congratulations on WEGO Health Activist Awards win!

Written by on July 7th, 2015 –

CertificateCongratulations again to the someonelikeme.ca and commemoi.ca bloggers who won the WEGO Health Activist Awards for best team performance in March 2015. We received a prize pack with an iPod and would like to award it to one of our very deserving bloggers. For the next 5 months, for every blog posted on someonelikeme.ca or commemoi.ca, the blogger will get their name entered into a draw to win the prize. Stay tuned in December to find out who the lucky winner is!

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

Written by on May 13th, 2015 –

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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Someonelikeme.ca wins WEGO Health Activist Award!

Written by on March 18th, 2015 –

Back in thWEGOe fall we were asking that everyone vote for someonelikeme.ca for the WEGO Health Activist awards. I am delighted to announce that someonelikeme.ca won for the category of Best Team Performance!

As described by WEGO Health: “This award is for teams who work better together. Whether it be a group that runs an online chat, a non-profit organization, or a caregiver and patient duo – this award is for a team that takes their activism to new heights because of the assistance from one another”. Visit the link to see the video announcing the winner: http://hubs.ly/y0CxY_0

Congratulations to our amazing team of bloggers who share their personal stories and experiences to make the site what it is, and provide support for those around them.

We would like to thank everyone for sharing and voting to help someonelikeme.ca become a finalist. Thank you for your ongoing support!

New scholarship available for youth affected by MS in the GTA!

Written by on February 6th, 2015 –

CaptureKRG Children’s Charitable Foundation and the MS Society are proud to announce a transformational new scholarship program for youth affected by multiple sclerosis.

The Follow the Leader Scholarship Program will award four exceptional youth from the Greater Toronto Area with the financial support they need to overcome the financial obstacles that come with a personal or familial diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, enabling them to attain the education they need to reach their full potential and become the next generation of MS leaders.

The recipients must be enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or math undergraduate program and will receive up to $25,000/year for four years to apply to tuition and living expenses.

To learn more about the Follow the Leader Scholarship Program, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit: https://juno.aucc.ca/app/followtheleader.html

Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Emerging Leader Recipient!

Written by on January 27th, 2015 – 1 Comment

KaylaThe MS Society and Someone Like Me would like to congratulate Kayla McLaughlin on receiving the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Emerging Leader! This prestigious national award is for new volunteers whose volunteer contributions made or are making a positive difference in their communities.

In 2007 Kayla was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at the relatively young age of 18. Since then she has taken on the disease, for both herself and the other 3500 Saskatchewan residents living with MS. Kayla has been an active and vibrant volunteer in the MS community. (more…)

Endorse someonelikeme.ca for the WEGO Health Activist Awards!

Written by on October 28th, 2014 –

WEGOWe are pleased to announce that the Someone Like Me community has been nominated for the WEGO Health Activist awards this year!

WEGO Health Activist Awards celebrate leaders in online health communities, making a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers. This allows health activists to connect, raise awareness and be recognized for the difference they’ve made in other patients’ lives. Someone Like Me has been nominated for Best Team Performance – This award is for those teams who work better together. Whether it be a group that runs an online chat, a non-profit organization, or a caregiver and patient duo – this award is for a team that takes their activism to new heights because of the assistance from one another.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please endorse Someone Like Me for the awards by visiting the Someone Like Me nominee page and clicking the endorse button. An endorsement is a way to give nominees a visual show of support. The three nominees in each award category with the highest number of endorsements will automatically become finalists. Please share this link in your network to help spread the word!

We appreciate your support and all of your ongoing participation in this community! Thank you!

 

 

Win a Free F.U.MS T-Shirt! -Contest now closed -winners to be notified shortly!

Written by on September 30th, 2014 –

Tell us why this website is important to you? Is there anything that we can do to improve it so that it better meets your needs?

We are giving away free F.U.MS t-shirts donated by Aaron Solowoniuk of the band Billy Talent! Email Someone Like Me at someonelikeme@mssociety.ca to be entered into the draw!

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