Raise Funds For Multiple Sclerosis With Three Great Events

Ireland, Wednesday March 30th 2016: Three great events offer everyone a chance to get active, take a challenge and have fun helping to raise funds for people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families locally. MS Ireland, the national services, information and research organisation supporting people living with MS, is calling on people in County Tipperary to choose an event and visit www.ms-society.ie to sign up and receive a Team MS Ireland pack.

Get active with the girls in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon taking place June 6th 2016

The VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon is open for sign up. Women are three times as likely to be diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis than men. This is a great chance for women across the country to take part and ‘Get Active for MS’ showing their support.

Trek the Camino Portuguese Route for MS from September 17th – 24th 2016

MS Ireland’s 27th Camino Trek is one for everyone and sign up has opened for this much-loved charity trek. Camino, The Portuguese Route, takes place from September 17th to 24th 2016 and promises an incredible experience. This year, Camino trekkers for MS will have the chance to walk the Portuguese Route, Tui to Santiago Compostela. The fundraising target is €2,950 per person.

The last section of the Portuguese Way starts in the border town of Tui, separated from Portugal only by the River Minho and the International Bridge. From Tui to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino trail passes wooded areas, farmlands and hamlets, as well as historic towns and cities including the city of Pontevedra with its classic Galician old town, superb architecture and centre.

Run the Dublin Marathon for MS on October 30th 2016

MS Ireland was delighted to be one of two official charities for the 2015 Dublin Marathon. This year the organisation is asking anyone signing up for the Dublin City Marathon on October 30th to consider running for people with MS and raise funds for vital services.

Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disabling neurological condition of young adults in Ireland. MS is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. This is a time when most people are planning for the future. The symptoms of MS impact greatly on people with the condition. Debilitating symptoms include impaired mobility, severe fatigue and cognitive difficulties. There is currently no known cause or cure for the condition.

Funds raised by everyone taking part for people with Multiple Sclerosis will help provide one-to-one and family support including newly diagnosed sessions, physiotherapy and symptom management programmes through ten Regional Offices across the country; operate the MS Information Line to provide one-to-one professional support to people with MS; and continue to deliver specialised services in our MS Care Centre, Ireland’s only respite and therapy centre for people with MS.

Ava Battles, Chief Executive, MS Ireland comments: “Getting active has great benefits for all of us. In my work I’m constantly inspired by people, people living with MS, people taking on challenges to fundraise for an important cause. It is always great to hear the positive feedback from those taking part in events like Women’s Mini-Marathon, Camino and Dublin City Marathon. It’s about the combination of a great personal experience while at the same time helping people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families.”

Register today at www.ms-society.ie or call (01) 678 1600 to receive more information.


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