Jackie Baillie MSP joined her colleagues in welcoming the MS Society Scotland to the Scottish Parliament to celebrate Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week (22-28 April), and to raise awareness of the important role research plays in the lives of people affected by MS.
MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. But the MS Society is driving research into more and better treatments.
The charity currently funds 10 research projects in Scotland with the studies receiving over £3.56million over their lifetimes.
MSP for Dumbarton, Jackie Baillie, pledged her support for the crucial research
being done in Scotland to stop MS.
“I am delighted to support Multiple Sclerosis awareness week both in the Scottish Parliament and around my constituency. The MS society do a fantastic job supporting both those living with MS and the carers and family members around them. I encourage my constituents to take part in spreading awareness of MS this week and hope with the help and support of both the society and its volunteers, we can find a cure sooner rather than later.”
Morna Simpkins, director of MS Society Scotland said: “This MS Awareness Week we are highlighting the importance of MS research.
“For more than 11,000 people in Scotland, living with MS is a daily reality. This is why the MS Society is driving cutting-edge research into more – and better treatments to ultimately stop MS.
“By contributing and joining a global group of fundraisers people can help us find new treatments for people living with the often painful and exhausting condition.”
MS is an unpredictable condition that is different for everyone. It affects how a person thinks, feels and moves. For support and information, please contact the helpline on 0808 800 8000.