World MS Day is a global one-day event designed to bring the world’s multiple sclerosis community together to raise awareness and campaign for those affected by the often disabling demyelinating disease.
Affecting 2.3 million people worldwide, multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders. In MS, the immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers, leading to communication problems between the brain and the body.
World MS Day, which was initiated in 2009 by the MS International Federation (MSIF) and its members, officially takes place every year on the last Wednesday of May.
On today’s official MS Day, ECHO would like to take a moment to recognize those currently suffering from MS around the world. ECHO has close ties to those with MS, as we actively support families and individuals facing the challenges of the disease by contributing gift funds and cannabidiol (CBD) products. Cannabinoids like CBD have shown in studies to potentially slow the neurodegenerative process of MS and help patients manage the symptoms associated with the disease.
This year’s theme for World MS Day is “Life with MS.” Those diagnosed with MS often face unique challenges like memory issues, stress coping difficulties, balance problems, tingling sensations, and fatigue. The World MS Day Working Group is asking that those with MS share tips for living well. Visit the World MS Day webpage to learn how to share your tips through video, images, audio, or text while using the hashtag #LifewithMS. We welcome you to also post your tip on the ECHO Facebook page.
You can learn more about multiple sclerosis and cannabinoids’ potential therapeutic effects on the disease by visiting our Education page. We also recommend these related articles:
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