A social media campaign set up by the Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS Society) is encouraging people who have MS to share their everyday experiences with the condition using the hashtag #MSin5words.
The campaign was reportedly conjured up by the charity’s social media and communites co-ordinator, Stewart Cumiskey, earlier this year and was inspired by Twitter’s trending topics.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition affecting approximately 100,000 people in the UK; most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, however it can affect both younger and older individuals.
The MS Society has over 35,000 members, 5,500 volunteers and 265 staff members. The UK’s leading MS charity, it funds research, offers grants, campaigns for changes, offers supports and invests in MS specialists. It also “lend(s) a listening ear to those who need it”.
Example Tweets include:
— Nick Clark (@NGC_85) August 21, 2015
#MSin5words fall down get back up
— Lynne Craven (@Lynne_Craven) August 27, 2015
I am my own hero #MSin5words
— maria (@mariathomas1228) August 26, 2015
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