An Australian initiative has been built by people with MS, for people with MS. Guidance by international MS experts reinforces the importance of time and speed in the effective management of MS. While these findings have been endorsed by medical professionals and advocacy groups worldwide, there is a need to share them with the MS community.
The MS Motion initiative brings together the Australian MS community – who stand united in the vision to raise awareness about how early intervention and prompt treatment can help improve the lives of people with MS.
If you share the vision and want to promote the message that time matters in MS, and help drive the change needed to create a better future for people with MS and their families – join us on the mission.
23 years old, NSW, living with MS
“I found the entire MS Motion experience to be absolutely brilliant. It was wonderful to receive reliable information from academics about the disease and how important it is to focus not only on managing MS symptoms, but also brain health collectively. The information we were provided with allowed me to rethink my lifestyle and how I can best adapt it to help my body be as healthy as possible.”
31 years old, NT, living with MS
“The MS Motion initiative made me feel very strong, important and empowered. The experience made me feel very proud of my MS diagnosis, and it gave me a voice to help create those much needed resources to put out into the MS community – resources that will assist people like myself, make the best informed decisions about managing their own health care.”
Professor Gavin Giovannoni
Chair of Neurology, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London:
“Great to be involved with this initiative and group of such well-informed and socially-connected people with MS who are clearly taking the message of “Brain Health: Time Matters in Multiple Sclerosis” to heart. It is clear that the true change agents in the MS space will be people with the disease and not necessarily us healthcare professionals or our politicians. This initiative reiterates to me that if I had MS I would want to live and have my MS managed in Australia.”