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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Autumn 2023

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OUR COMMUNITY SAVE THE DATE! THE MAY 50K Organised by our friends over at MS Plus, The May 50k aims to raise funds to leave MS where it belongs – behind us. Sign up for free to run, walk or move 50kms during the month of May and track your progress to achieve your fitness goals. Share your commitment to the challenge and raise funds to support MS research. Register your interest as an individual, team or workplace at 25 JUNE, 2023 Set yourself a special challenge in 2023 by getting involved in our unique stair-climbing event. Step Up for MSWA challenges you to climb 1,103 steps up Perth’s tallest building – once, twice or even multiple times for the super steppers! Registration is now open, head along to to join us on event day! Interested in volunteering? Sign up now: WORLD MS DAY, 30 MAY Join us as we recognise World MS Day across four MSWA locations! First initiated by the MS International Federation (MSIF) and its members in 2009, World MS Day is a day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future. The World MS Day 2023 theme is ‘Connections’, which aims to build community connection, self-connection and connections to quality care. This year, MSWA Clients and staff will have the opportunity to join together for some art-filled fun – as well as a day of conversation and reflection on what ‘connection’ means to each of us. If you haven't yet secured your spot, email AUGUST, 2023 MS Readathon challenges kids to read as much as they can in August, where they have the chance to earn prizes, collect badges and complete challenges. It makes reading fun and exciting! Register your interest for the 2023 readathon at CLIENT FORUM, 6 JULY Mark the date in your diaries for our annual Client Forum! This free event is an opportunity for Clients and their carers to hear updates from neurological experts, WA based researchers and clinicians. Planning is well underway, with official invitations to be sent to all Clients in the coming months. 21 – 27 MAY 20 - 26 JUNE 21 JUNE 22 JULY 7 – 13 AUGUST 21 – 27 AUGUST 20 – 26 AUGUST World Palliative Care Week World Continence Week Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Day World Brain Day National Stroke Week Brain Injury Awareness Week International Speech Pathology Week 38 39