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Adverts raise awareness of MS

Adverts raise awareness of MS
23rd April 2008

As part of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week, the MS Society has launched a series of adverts aimed at those living with the condition.

The commercials will feature real life people with MS explaining how they cope with the condition and what they do to "fight back".

Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the society, said that he hoped they would raise awareness that people with MS can still live a fulfilling life.

"If you get the right help and support in living with MS, you can make the most of the opportunities available to you," he added

"But we know that many people with MS feel like there is nothing they can do to tackle it."

Throughout MS Awareness Week, which runs until April 28th, people are encouraged to visit their local branch of the society and find out the best ways to manage their condition.

MS affects some 85,000 people living in the UK, with approximately 50 individuals being diagnosed each week.

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