Evidence suggests around 3 to 10 per cent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) suffer their first symptoms during childhood. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord and to date there is no cure. It is not fatal and most people with MS live about as long as everyone else.
Over 100,000 people in the UK have MS which is about one in every 600 people. It is nearly three times more common in women than in men and most people are diagnosed in their 20s or 30s but it can be diagnosed in older people.
The MS Trust state – “MS specialist services are facing big challenges. We want to shape a fair future, where everyone affected by MS can access the specialist care that works for them. This MS Awareness Week we want to highlight these challenges.”
This year BE BOLD IN BLUE!
Be Bold in Blue is such a fun and easy way to support the MS Trust during MS Awareness Week (25th April – 1st May 2016). What you do is really up to you and can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish. Think about what you enjoy doing and how you can turn this into a Be Bold in Blue event or challenge.
Last year over 200 people signed up for Be Bold in Blue and raised over £20,000 to help support everyone affected by MS. Supporters raised money in lots of different ways including cake sales, dress blue days, raffles, tombolas and dinner parties.
You can also visit the blue shop where you can buy many blue items such as wigs, tutus and wristbands to help you Be Bold in Blue. Finally when you social media about all the fun please remember to use the hashtag #beboldinblue.
Adaptawear understand MS sufferers may have difficulty dressing themselves and we have a wide range of ladies and men’s clothing adapted to help with dressing. Do take a look at our range of adapted clothing or alternatively read our factsheet all about MS.