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WORKPLACE Kiss Goodbye to MS

YES, THAT'S RIGHT! TEAM WORKPLACE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE MAY 50K THIS YEAR TO HELP SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH MS.


MS affects a couple of our colleagues (both of whom took part in this challenge) so this is a very personal challenge for WORKPLACE.


The May 50k is about hope, that together we can raise funds to accelerate research into multiple sclerosis and change the lives of people living with MS today.


There are over 2.8 million people around the world living with MS and in every country, life is different. The MS International Federation is the global body for national MS organisations. Together they have committed to increase funding for vital MS research worldwide, and improve access to effective treatment for everyone – no matter where they live. The May 50K is one of the most important ways we can help achieve those goals, so the only thing we leave behind us is our limits.


LET’S LEAVE MS BEHIND

Many incredible based researchers are already funded by The May 50K members. Not only will taking part in The May 50K help continue that work, it will also fund incredible international research collaborations like The Global Patient Reported Outcomes in MS (PROMS), an initiative which aims to develop a global, unified view on PROs to enhance their use and impact in MS research and healthcare. This will also fund national research in the UK whilst funding grants to young researchers around the world.


ESSENTIAL MEDICINES

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a List of Essential Medicines that many countries use as a reference when deciding which treatments they should fund nationally. There has never been a single MS treatment on that list to date. For people living in low to middle-income countries particularly, this makes it very difficult to get treatment, or even to campaign for treatment. MSIF is working with world-renowned experts to try and change this.


ADVOCACY

There is no country in the world where access to effective MS treatment is perfect, but in many low to middle income countries people often have little to no treatment at-all. Taking part in The May 50K will help people in Morocco, Uruguay, India and other countries around the world, and help change the world for people who otherwise may never get treatment.


A REVIEW OF EXISTING MEDICINES

The May 50k will fund the creation of a new system for review of treatments used in other conditions that can be used safely and effectively for MS, so people with no access to approved treatment will finally have options they can trust.


There is a lack of clinical trials that compare all the different MS medications with each other. One way to compare the different safety and efficacy profiles on the disease-modifying therapies is to review all existing evidence systematically and to use a ‘network meta-analysis’ to compare them.



We just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who has taken part or supporting those that did – you’re awesome!


There’s still time to show your support by sponsoring us, just follow the link: https://www.themay50k.com/fundraisers/workplace