World MS Day
For over 20 years, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has been working to better understand MS and deliver solutions that improve the lives of all those affected by it. And, first launched in 2009 by the MS International Federation (MSIF), the Word MS Day is an important moment to join forces to build global connections to support the MS community.
World MS Day 2022
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is proud to again support World MS Day in 2022 and the campaign theme of MS connections. Throughout the month of May, we invite people to join us in raising awareness about MS, a condition that affects nearly three million people worldwide. As a part of our support, we’re creating employee teams across the globe to participate in MSIF’s annual The May 50K, raising funds to support MS research.
Follow our Healthcare Business on Twitter @EMDSerono, as well as our Facebook and Linkedin pages, and remember to use the hashtags #MSConnections and #MSInsideOut when sharing your posts in support of this important annual awareness campaign.
World MS Day 2021
In support of the MS International Federation’s annual World MS Day, our 2021 campaign encouraged people to #MoveForMS with a ‘virtual’ relay of challenges at all levels that asked participants to #MoveForMS across multiple social media platforms, raising money and awareness in support of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. With our campaign, social media influencers and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany ambassadors kicked off a relay in early May with their own fun activity for people to try, then “played it forward” inviting others to join in during the campaign, all in support of World MS Day.
World MS Day 2020
To mark World MS Day 2020, we supported MS International Federation (MSIF)`s campaign #MSConnections, which sets out to challenge social barriers, celebrate support networks and build community connection.
In support of World MS Day and to show our commitment to understanding MS from the inside out, we joined forces with Twitch. Through an 8-hour live stream with Twitch influencers and special guests on May 30, 2020, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Twitch gave back to the MS community by virtually connecting people affected by the disease and raising awareness among young gamers to fight stigma.
World MS Day 2019
For World MS Day 2019, we supported MSIF`s campaign #MyInvisibleMS. To raise awareness on World MS Day and shine a light on the invisible symptoms of multiple sclerosis, real people with MS attended a creative workshop hosted by us to visualize the unseen burdens they live with day in, day out. These art pieces have been put together to form the My Invisible MS Art Gallery, which was used to raise awareness in 15 countries on World MS Day 2019 and beyond.
Below you can see images from the My Invisible MS art gallery.
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