World MS Day 2021


World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May every year. It is a day that brings the global MS community together to celebrate solidarity and hope for the future. This international day also highlights the resilience of people living with MS and raises awareness about the condition and its invisible symptoms.

In 2020, World MS Day focused on connection to self and was the first of a three-year international campaign under the theme 'MS Connections', which is about self-connection, connections to others and connection to quality care for people living with MS. More information about the multi-year campaign is available at

In 2021, the campaign focused on connection to family and friends and to remark this year's World MS Day, we hosted a range of community engagement activities and fundraising events to help the MS Community break down barriers to connection, highlighting  the importance of feeling supported by and connected to the people in your personal networks - your "support crew". Below is a list of activities we hosted as part of World MS Day 2021.

Breaking barriers to connection - Tuesday 25 May 2021 

On Tuesday 25 May 2021 we hosted a virtual event called 'Breaking Barriers to Connection.' The livestream featured four expert speakers and a panel discussion covering a range of topics including love languages, connection through peer support, MS symptoms and medications and support strategies for MS carers. The speakers included:

For more webinars to help you live well with MS, please check our Webinar Library.

MS Walk Run + Roll VIC

It is with regret that following the announcement by the Victorian Government, the MS Walk Run + Roll VIC scheduled for Sunday 30 May, was cancelled. For more information visit the MS Walk Run + Roll website.

Webinars, podcasts and live events

Our Education and Wellbeing activities in May supported the World MS Day 2021 theme by focusing on connections to family and friends. We hosted a range of webinars, podcasts and live events focusing on a range of topics to explore this theme. 

Do it for MS this May!

World MS Day brings people together – so we invited friends, family and colleagues to dedicate their May to MS! Find out more about fundraising. 

MS Mega Challenge

A range of MS Mega Challenge events took place in May. The MS Mega Challenge has grown to 16 swims, along with squash, racquetball and badminton events across the ACT, NSW, VIC and TAS. Find out more about the MS Mega Challenge.

Get social and share your #MSsupportcrew!

In the lead up to World MS Day, we invited the MS community to share a shout out to their support crew on social media. If you're on Instagram or Facebook, you can check out our MS Ambassador and Peer Support videos and quotes. 

Other events

To find more about the other events and activities that took place throughout Australia to remark this year’s World MS Day, visit MS Australia's World MS Day webpage.

World MS Day - 30 May

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