In line with World Multiple Sclerosis Month celebrated in March, the National MS Society (NMSS) has launched the Move for MS initiative to motivate the community to support people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) during Ramadan.

Move for MS champions people living with MS through a range of inclusive sports activities. Whether it's walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, hiking, or any other form of physical engagement, participants of all abilities are welcome to join in. The initiative's mission extends beyond personal enrichment, striving to foster a culture of giving by encouraging donations to support those affected by MS.

Her Excellency Dr Fatima Al Kaabi, Vice Chair of the NMSS, Director General of Emirates Drug Establishment, and Executive Director of Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant program at Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC), said: “In line with the NMSS mission, we're calling on the UAE community to participate in Move for MS campaign. Through this initiative, we aim to garner support for people living with this condition; to make them feel included, ensure that they are visible and know how much we care about their wellbeing. Raising awareness is a significant aspect of NMSS’s work and the funds raised from this initiative will go towards support and research. I would like to express our gratitude to all our partners, for helping us stand united for people affected by MS."

NMSS has partnered with Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center, ADQ, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Lulu Group, who will support the initiative by encouraging their employees to Move for MS. Participating staff can measure their steps through the STEPPI app in solidarity with people living with MS. STEPPI is a fitness tracking application that allows users to track their steps and physical activity, fostering a sense of community and solidarity.

Several studios and gyms, including Inspire Sports, YogaOne Studio, Motion Cycling, Chapter Studio, The Bridge Wellness Hub, Seven Wellness Club, and CRANK Fitness, are all part of Move for MS and will donate proceeds from designated classes to NMSS. The Move for MS campaign aligns with NMSS' core mandates of providing support and resources, raising awareness, and contributing to global research efforts towards a cure for MS.

Globally, WHO encourages campaigns to strengthen support for people living with MS, which affects more than 2.8 million people worldwide. In a strategic move to amplify impact, NMSS has forged a partnership with the Authority for Social Contributions - Ma'an. This collaboration serves as a conduit for receiving individual and institutional contributions, ensuring that every donation goes toward enhancing the lives of people with MS.

Every contribution to NMSS makes a meaningful difference in the lives of people with MS in the UAE. To support the Move for MS campaign or to learn more about MS, visit the NMSS Ma’an contribution page.

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