Spurred on by Biscit Operations Manager, Liz O’Dowd, the Biscit team participated in this year’s MS Walk, Run & Roll on Sunday 11 April. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic and often debilitating disease which attacks the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves).
The MS Walk Run and Roll is one of the main fund-raising events for Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MS). Through the services they provide, each year:
- Over 18,000 OCCASIONS PEOPLE reach out to the MS Connect phone service
- More than 400 NEW PEOPLE access a MS Peer Support group
- Over 1,500+ PEOPLE access free, specialised advice and guidance from a health professional through the MS Advisor programs
- Almost 16,000 PEOPLE participate in MS Education programs to help them manage living with MS and the unpredictability of their symptoms.
MS is the most common neurological disease in young adults and often attacks people at the time of their lives when they are planning families and building a career. Three out of four people living with multiple sclerosis are women. No two cases of multiple sclerosis are identical, and the severity and progression of the condition cannot be predicted.
The day saw team members walk 4km and raise over $700. The fund raised will go towards ensuring that people living with multiple sclerosis get the vital support they need to meet their goals and live well, and makes sure that no one has to face MS alone.
If you weren’t able to participate this year and didn’t get around to donating never fear, it isn’t too late, you can donate to MS here.