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. This includes therapy sessions, accommodation, free phone advice and case coordination, ensuring people living with MS live as independent a life as possible. But we simply cannot provide this support without donations from the public to help fund them.
WHY FUNDRAISING IS IMPORTANT
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 3,700 Queenslanders living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
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.
All money raised by our participants in the MS Brissie to the Bay bike ride goes towards changing the lives of people with MS. We provide programs and support for people living with MS including social support programs, physio, exercise and occupational therapy, counselling, attendant care in private homes and support workers across Queensland.
Click here to meet some inspirational people who received the devastating news of an MS diagnosis, how MS Queensland support them and hear what motivates them to live each day with positivity.