Stop MS Annual lecture 2018
Watch live 1 May at 7pm
Multiple sclerosis affects millions of people world-wide. It can destroy lives and devastate families.
It must be stopped.
Incredible breakthroughs are on the horizon.
Together we can Stop MS.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, neurodegenerative condition. There is currently no cure.
More than 100,000 people in the UK and 2.3 million people worldwide have MS. And every one of them shares the uncertainty of life with this debilitating condition. In the UK alone, there are 14 new diagnoses every day – that’s 5,000 people a year. MS destroys lives and devastates families.
We know what people with MS want – no relapses, no accumulation of disability and no uncertainty – and science can take us there.
Right now is the most exciting time there has ever been for the treatment and management of MS.
We have an unprecedented opportunity to slow or stop the damage it causes.
Nick is 57 years old and is from Kent. He is husband to Kate, and dad to Rosie, Harry and Lily. He battles MS every day.
“Twelve years ago, when I was 45, I started to lose control of my body. It was a frightening shock, and nothing could have prepared me, my wife and children for what lay ahead.
The unpredictability and resulting anxiety have made even the most mundane family activity fraught. It has robbed us of all spontaneity and changed all of our lives forever. I have felt the very profound effects of isolation by being confined to a wheelchair. Be in no doubt of the corrosive and destructive effects of MS.
It is time for a significant step change in funding, to bring an end to the pain and damage so many people are suffering. To do nothing would mean missing a unique moment in history when we have a real opportunity to change people’s lives.”
We have a plan
We will slow the progression of MS with advanced techniques that protect nerve cells.
We will understand more about what causes MS. And the factors that influence your chance of developing it.
We will give support and treatments to manage pain and other symptoms, including debilitating fatigue.