Join MS Canada’s Digital Carnation Pinning on May 1

You can increase awareness of MS by pinning a digital carnation to your social media this May.

May is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month – an opportunity to join the MS community in raising awareness about MS and collectively navigating MS together. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, and, on average, 12 Canadians are diagnosed with MS every day. 

MS Canada provides information, support, and advocacy to Canadians affected by MS, and funds research to find the cause and cure for the disease. As part of the MS community, we are committed to ensuring Canadians living with MS, and their families, can participate fully in all aspects of life. 

Join us and show your support for Canada’s MS community by participating in our annual Digital Carnation Pinning on Wednesday, May 1! 

Share on Social Media

To pin a digital carnation, share our graphics on your social media accounts or print the poster and take a selfie. Your post lets Canadians affected by MS know that you stand with and support them. 

You can also pair it with the message below:

May is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month. Today, I share this digital carnation to #TakeActionForMS and show my support for all Canadians affected by MS. Together with @mscanofficial, we can make a world free of MS a reality. 

Why a Carnation?

In 1975, MS Canada’s Quebec Division launched the first-ever MS Carnation Campaign to raise funds and awareness in support of the MS community. In the 49 years since, the carnation has taken on many forms – from bouquets to stickers and now digital carnations for social media – to become one of Canada’s most recognized symbols of hope in the quest to find a cure for MS. 

Your Impact

MS Canada provides information, support and advocacy to people affected by MS and funds research to find the cause and cure for the disease, bringing us closer to a world free of MS. 

The Cost of MS  

A recent study highlighted the significant socioeconomic cost of MS to Canada, estimating the total annual cost of illness to be more than $3.4 billion. Unmet health needs stemming from pandemic disruptions will have a long-lasting negative impact on health outcomes of people living with MS.

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The MS Knowledge Network 

Canadians affected by MS can access a hub of knowledge where MS Navigators provide consistent, quality information and support tailored for their unique situation. 

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Add Your Voice

MS Canada continually advocates to improve the quality of life for those affected by MS. #TakeActionForMS by adding your name to one of the priorities.

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