Thursday, 20 May 2010
Party for a purpose
Throughout MS Awareness Week, you can join millions of people from across the globe in hosting dinner parties to raise money for multiple sclerosis.
From May 26, MS Global Dinner Party hosts will organise cocktail parties, dinners, movie nights and other gatherings to collect donations.
Money raised will help fund vital support services for people living with MS, awareness programs and research projects to help find a cure.
Hosts can be as creative as they like and organise everything from a fancy dress party to a games night or simple barbecue with friends. Registering on the MS Global Dinner Party website is easy and fundraising is a breeze with a personalised party page where guests can make direction donations.
MS Queensland chief executive officer Trevor Farrell said the MS Global Dinner Party initiative was a simple and fun way of making a difference in the lives of thousands of people.
“We are encouraging people to host a party, big or small, and raise money to directly help people with MS – the most common chronic neurological disease among young Australians,” Mr Farrell said.
More than 18,000 Australians have MS. The disease affects three times more woman than men and the average age of diagnosis is just 30.
Register your MS Global Dinner Party at www.msqld.org/globaldinnerparty and start collecting donations today!