YOUR IMPACT COULD BE LIFE-CHANGING!
Your participation in The May 50K will accelerate research into prevention, better treatments and ultimately cures for multiple sclerosis (MS). Here’s how your support changes lives:
Grows MS cells in a lab to undertake research into the cause and treatment of MS.
Covers the hourly rate of a dedicated research assistant.
Funds a PhD student MS researcher for one week.
Covers the costs of deep-freezing tissue samples in liquid nitrogen for a year.
Funds multiple MRI scans for research participants.
Covers the cost of sequencing an entire family to determine the genes that influence MS.
Pays for one fluorescence microscope so researchers can examine specimens at a cellular level.
Funds one incubator grant to gather preliminary data for new innovative ideas in MS research.
Funds six months of an emerging scientist's salary.
EVERY DOLLAR YOU RAISE WILL
HELP STOP MS IN ITS TRACKS.
1 in 3 Australians will be directly impacted by multiple sclerosis
Since 2000, the treatment options for MS have increased from only 1 to 14 available treatments today, and that’s all thanks to research. Our researchers are certain that with more funding, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ we can stop and reverse MS, it’s a matter of ‘when’. Research not only gives hope but confidence. Confidence that there will be a future where MS no longer has an impact on people's lives like it does today.
FAST FACTS ABOUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)
Over 33,300 Australians have MS and 3 out 4 of those are women.
MS is most commonly diagnosed between 20-40 years old.
2.8 million people worldwide are living with MS.
Every 5 minutes, someone somewhere in the world is diagnosed with MS.
With sufficient funding, our researchers are 10 years away from stopping MS.
A HUGE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION IN HELPING US STOP MS IN ITS TRACKS!