County Tipperary supporters asked to ‘Wear, Dare & Share’ to support local people with MS

Text SMOOCH to 50300 to donate €4 #kissgoodbyetoms

 

As the inaugural Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign enters its final two weeks, MS Ireland is calling on County Tipperary supporters to ‘Wear, Dare and Share’ in support of more than 9,000 people living with Multiple Sclerosis in Ireland. MS is the most common disabling neurological condition of young adults in Ireland, with no known cause or cure. All funds raised during the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign (4th February – 18thMarch) will support vital services for local people living with MS.

Originally an initiative of MS Research Australia, MS Ireland joins seven MS organisations throughout the world taking part in Kiss Goodbye to MS this year. Supporters are invited to get involved in three ways: WEAR their favourite red lipstick, item of clothing or accessory, share their kiss on social media with the #kissgoodbyetoms and text SMOOCH to 50300 to donate *€4; DARE to sign up for the Kiss Goodbye to MS Skydive; SHARE the message by hosting a red themed fundraising event. Further information and event packs are available from www.kissgoodbyetoms.ie

Ava Battles, CE at MS Ireland, the national organisation providing vital services, information and support to the MS community commented: “We have been delighted with the response so far. Supporters from all over Ireland have been sharing kisses on social media, hosting innovative fundraising events and some brave souls have even signed up for the MS Skydive in March. With just over two weeks to go, I urge even more people to get involved to show their support and help us to raise both awareness and essential funds for the provision of services for those living with MS here in Ireland.”

 

Please visit www.kissgoodbyetoms.ie for more information.

 

 

* 100% of your donation goes to Multiple Sclerosis Ireland across most network operators. Some operators apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.25 will go to Multiple Sclerosis Ireland. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278.

 

About MS

Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disabling neurological disorder of young adults and affects more than 9,000 people in the island of Ireland. MS is a disease that affects the motor, sensory and cognitive functioning of the body, usually diagnosed between 20 and 40 years of age. The variance in presence, severity and duration of symptoms coupled with the intermittent and progressive nature of MS impacts not only the person with MS but also family. There is no known cause or cure for MS.

About MS Ireland

MS Ireland is the national organisation providing information, vital services and support to the MS community. The organisation provides a wide range of specialised services and resources on a national, regional and local level. Services include: Regional Community Worker programmes for one-to-one support; physiotherapy; symptom management courses; newly diagnosed sessions and the MS Information Line, one of the first services used in the time leading up to or following a diagnosis. The MS Care Centre is the only national respite and therapy centre for people with MS in Ireland.

 

More than two-thirds of the 9,000 people living with MS in Ireland access these resources and all those affected by the condition rely on MS Ireland to advocate on their behalf on any issues which will impact their quality of life.

 

MS Ireland’s main goals as an organisation, are Services Provision; Information; Fundraising; and Research, co-operating with the medical, scientific, social and caring professions to promote scientific research into the cause of, cure for and management of MS, and the alleviation of medical and social symptoms.

 

MS Ireland staff and volunteers are dedicated to supporting people living with MS, their families and carers.

 

Members of the public with any queries relating to MS are invited to call the MS Information Line 1850 233 233. Open Monday to Friday 10am–2pm. Calls are strictly confidential.

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