26 April 2018
North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald today pledged his support for MS Society Scotland’s Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign to mark MS Awareness Week (23-29 April).
MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland, and disproportionately affects those from the North and North East.
The condition can cause problems with how people walk, move, see, think and feel, but the MS Society is driving research into more – and better – treatments.
Lewis said :
“MS is a devastating condition which affects thousands of people across Scotland, including many in the North East, and MS Awareness Week is an important opportunity to promote some of the excellent research being undertaken to develop treatments and, perhaps one day, a cure.”
Morna Simpkins, Director for MS Society Scotland said:
“On this MS Week we would like to highlight the importance of MS research. For more than 11,000 people in Scotland, living with MS is a daily reality.
“This is why the MS Society is driving cutting-edge research into more – and better treatments to ultimately stop MS.”
MS is an unpredictable condition that is different for everyone.
It affects how a person thinks, feels and moves. For support and information, please contact the helpline on 0808 800 8000.
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