Sara-Jane Tracy from Kill helps launch Kiss Goodbye to MS, the national campaign for MS Research and vital services
Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is calling on supporters in Kildare to Kiss Goodbye to MS by wearing red and raise funds for MS research and essential services.
More than 9,000 people are living with MS in Ireland. Kiss Goodbye to MS will run during the month of May in the third year of the annual campaign.
Throughout the month of May, supporters are asked to ‘go red’ and to Wear, Dare and Share: to wear red or hold a ‘red day’, dare to get sponsored for an MS Ireland sky dive, and share with friends and family to spread the word.
Sara-Jane Tracy, 31, from Kill was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in July 2015. Sara-Jane had suffered health problems for several years before being diagnosed. She was a professional show jumper before her diagnosis with MS. "I have a mountain to climb and I work on staying strong and positive," says Sara-Jane.
Sara-Jane is part of the MS Squad, a global tribe of ambassadors, whom stand together through extraordinary challenges to show the world they are stronger than MS. Together with the global community Sara-Jane vows to Kiss Goodbye to MS.
MS is the most common debilitating neurological condition affecting young adults in Ireland. Three times more women than men are diagnosed with MS. There is no known cause or cure. Kiss Goodbye to MS is about raising awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and supporting MS Research as well as funding vital services that reduce the impact of MS including physiotherapy, counselling, and newly diagnosed seminars.
MS Ireland will hold the first MS Research Ball on Saturday May 26 2018 as well as Red Lab Coat Day in research laboratories around the country, reinforcing the research message for Kiss Goodbye to MS. Please text KISS to 50300 to donate €4 and nominate others to take part. For more information visit www.kissgoodbyetoms.ie