Imagine waking up not knowing whether you will be able to cross the road, go to work, or look after the kids today. Every case of MS is unique, and the symptoms, severity and progress of the disease are different for everyone. MS can affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, and can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions.
At MS Queensland, we provide care, support and hope to ensure no one has to face MS alone. Right now, the future feels more uncertain than ever. It’s thanks to you, we can provide some essential certainty for the MS community. The certainty that we will still be there for them.
I've paid my registration fee - what does that cover?
The associated costs of staging such a large public event are covered by the payment of entry fees. This means we rely on fantastic individuals like you to get involved and help raise much-needed funds for the over 5,500 Queenslanders living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Why is fundraising crucial?
MS is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system. It may affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve and impacts more young people in Australia than any other chronic neurological disease. The term multiple sclerosis means ‘many scars’ and depending on where those scars (lesions) develop, they result in various symptoms.
Without the provision of specialised services and support provided by MS Queensland, the increasing numbers of people living with one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system, MS, will not be able to access the vital information and support they need, to empower them and their loved ones to live their best life in 2024 and beyond.
At MS Queensland, we provide support and care, offer information, fund research for a cure and raise awareness for multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases in Queensland, to ensure no one has to face MS alone.
The funds you raise are vital in providing services to over 5,500 Queenslanders living with MS and other neurological conditions. These services include our NeuroAssist information line, NDIS access and planning support, specialist nursing services, wellness programs and services for those who need it most.
Click here to meet Kim, Tim and Tanya, each of whom received the devastating news of an MS diagnosis, how MS Queensland supported them and hear what motivates them to live each day with positivity.
How much do I need to raise?We ask every participant taking part in the MS Brissie to the Bay to raise a minimum of $250.
Pledging to raise $250 sets intent for your ride, and shows that you are committed to supporting Queenslanders living with MS.
And, to put it into perspective...if 5,000 people take part and each successfully raised this minimum amount, that would mean we would exceed our fundraising goal and would actually reach an incredible $1,250,000.
I want to make a difference, how do I get started?You can kick start your fundraising in 2 simple and easy steps:
- Make a self donation! Once you start, other people will follow and,
- Ask! There is no harm in asking people for donations. If they arent able to - thats ok! But you will be suprised at the amount of people who are happy to help!
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