Disability Awarness Campaigns June 2020

MS Walk & Fun Run – Multiple Sclerosis Australia

June 5th

The MS Walk & Fun Run is located in Melbourne (postponed), Launceston, and virtual events in Sydney and Canberra, the MS Walk Run + Roll isn’t just a must-do event on the cardio calendar, it also helps to raise much needed awareness and work towards helping those who live with this devastating neurological condition.

After all, we’re here together so nobody faces MS alone.

While there are no events in Brisbane and Gold Coast you can still help raise needed funds by donating or supporting friends or family who might be in the event.

For more information check out https://www.mswalk.org.au/

 

MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Global Day – MND Australia

June 21st

Every year the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations celebrates 21 June as the global day of recognition of ALS/MND – a disease that affects people in every country of the globe.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a global problem. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or demographic.   It is a devastating disease that affects over 350,000 of the world’s population and kills over 100,000 people every year (International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations).   For every person diagnosed with MND, the impact of the disease will be forever felt by their loved ones.

WHY 21 JUNE? 
June 21 is a solstice – a turning point – and each year the ALS/MND community undertake a range of activities to express their hope that this day will be another turning point in the search for cause, treatment and cure of MND.

For more information https://www.alsmndalliance.org/global-day/

 

World Scleroderma Day – Scleroderma Australia

June 29th

Scleroderma is a rare, chronic, autoimmune rheumatic disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue. This illness can damage internal organs and skin. It is life threatening and currently, there is no cure. However, successful treatments are available for individual organs.

Scleroderma Awareness Day was created to tell people, including the medical community, what it means to have this disabling disease. June 29 is a day to recognize the bravery of those who live with scleroderma and to demand equal treatment and equal care for people with scleroderma.

To learn more about Scleroderma visit http://www.sclerodermaaustralia.com.au/

 

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