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World MS Day: 25th May

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects each of its 85,000 UK patients differently. Some experience chronic symptoms. Others less so. But it remains a serious, life-changing disease. The result is that travellers who have the condition can sometimes have difficulties getting travel cover for the price they had hoped. We offer a fairer deal.

The 25th May is World MS Day: a day of global events dedicated to raising awareness of this complex disease. Coffee mornings and afternoon tea parties are taking place up and down the UK. But World MS Day is, by definition, a global phenomenon. There are some fantastic international events happening all around the world. The map on the World MS Day website will give you a detailed breakdown of what’s going on. And if you’re heading to one of the events, don’t forget to look at our cheap travel insurance quotes and our Multiple Sclerosis travel insurance.

In Strasbourg, France, Place Kléber is the venue for an event where doctors, pharmacists, carers and charity representatives will share information on MS and its impacts and discuss current research on treatments.

Football fan? Then head for Switzerland. On the 25th May AC Bellizona play their last game of the Super League against European heavyweights Grasshopper Club Zurich. To coincide with World MS Day celebrations, the players of both teams will warm up in t-shirts sporting the slogan “giving up is not an option for people with MS: help them to keep going”. The symbol of solidarity has been arranged in partnership with The Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society, who will be at the Media conference after the match.

For all the details on World MS Day, visit worldms.org. While you’re there, you might like to add your name to a petition aimed at encouraging employers and policy makers to look at MS more fairly.

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