World MS Day 2014: Access for everybody

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The theme for World MS Day 2014 on May 28 is ”access”; © semmickphoto/

The World MS Day on May 28 unites MS organizations globally and raises awareness of multiple sclerosis and those living with MS to improve public understanding and support that will move us closer a world free of MS.

The theme for World MS Day 2014 is ”access”. Whether it is access to health care, support, work or educational opportunities, there are many barriers to access which people living with MS face in their everyday lives. For World MS Day 2014, MS organizations across the globe are encouraging people to join together and share their “One Day” wishes about their lives with MS – aspirations about barriers to access being dismantled or overcome so people can live their best lives.

Starting in May, visitors to will be able to submit their “One Day” wish, and share it across their social networks. On May 28, World MS Day 2014, a “wish wall” will be revealed where visitors can explore the wishes of people from all around the world and learn more about the challenges impeding these wishes as well as many others faced by those living with MS every day.

What can you do?
• Visit from May 5-27 to share your wish. Then explore the access-related wishes of others from around the world starting on May 28.
• Contact your legislators to ask them to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.
• Write a letter-to-the-editor to spread awareness about MS, related access issues and World MS Day in your community.
• Share your wish, a connection statement (create one at or information about MS through your networks – in-person or social networks like Facebook or Twitter.; Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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