Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Virtual Carnation Pinning

May 4th, 2022

May is MS Awareness Month.

On May 4, join us for our Virtual Carnation Pinning and #TakeActionForMS

Carnation Illustration

May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month – an opportunity to raise awareness about MS. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world and our collective involvement will lead us towards a world free of MS.

Show your support of the MS community by using one of the social media graphics below to join our Virtual Carnation Pinning on Wednesday, May 4!

Why A Carnation?

In 1975, the MS Society of Quebec launch the first ever MS Carnation Campaign to help raise funds and awareness to support the MS community. In the 47 years since, the carnation has become one of Canada’s most recognized symbols of hope in the quest to find a cure for MS.

Michelle Hewitt, diagnosed in 2008, lives with MS, British Columbia

"People with disabilities, especially those with invisible and episodic disabilities like those that come with a diagnosis of MS, lived in poverty before the pandemic and their lives have only worsen during the pandemic. As a woman with MS, I’m committed to championing the needs of these disabled people, as co-chair of Disability Without Poverty. I’m proud that the MS Society is such a strong ally to the movement to eradicate disability poverty in Canada. However, this can only happen with major systemic change, such as the Canada Disability Benefit. I hope that all levels of government can recognize that they need to come together to act quickly for people with MS, and all disabled people."

— Michelle Hewitt, diagnosed in 2008, lives with MS, British Columbia

Learn More

The MS Society 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.

Leading-Edge Research

Leading-Edge Research

Recent research on the Epstein-Barr virus is bringing us closer than ever to understanding why MS develops in some people but not others, opening up new avenues to prevent MS from ever occurring. Learn More

Discovering Answers

Discovering Answers

MS progression is unique for each person, making it difficult to predict. It’s time to answer key questions, including why do certain individuals progress and not others? Learn More

The MS Knowledge Network

The MS Knowledge Network

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

Add Your Voice

Add Your Voice

The MS Society continually advocates to improve the quality of life for those affected with MS. #TakeActionForMS by adding your name to one of our priorities. Learn More

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