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Our commitment to finding cures

At MS Plus, we’re driven by a belief in future cures. We empower people living with MS and other neurological conditions to feel their best and achieve their goals through our range of support services. Thanks to the support of thousands of Australians who fundraise, volunteer and donate, we also fund MS Australia’s critical research.

Your impact

Your support has the power to change a life. Some of our fundraising events include:

  • May 50K
  • MS Readathon
  • MS Gong Ride
  • MS Walk Run + Roll
  • MS Mega Challenge
  • MS Dream Car Lottery
  • MS Dream Raffle
  • MS Melbourne Run + Ride Festival.

There are also other ways to get involved – including donating to our appeals, attending local fundraising events and supporting our community shops.

Every dollar you raise has the power to change lives

Thanks to your generosity, thousands of Australians are able to live better with MS and other neurological conditions through our support and services. Participating in the May 50K can also help fund research into the prevention, treatment and one day a cure for MS through:

  • funding grants
  • researchers
  • MRI scans for research participants
  • research into the genes that influence MS
  • critical research equipment
  • lab research into the cause and treatment of MS.

Insight into MS Australia's research

MS Australia is our national MS non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering researchers to identify ways to treat, prevent and cure MS while seeking sustained and systemic policy change via advocacy, and acts as the champion for Australia’s community of people affected by MS.

They fund researchers, projects and collaborative platforms to advance MS research. Some of MS Australia’s priority research areas have included investigating:

  • potential cures through the repair and regeneration of cells.
  • prevention
  • better treatments for MS
  • risk factors for developing MS, such as the Epstein-Barr virus
  • how to stop MS from progressing
  • ways to manage specific MS symptoms, such as loss of mobility.

MS is a complex autoimmune condition with no single cause or known cure. As a result, it’s necessary to explore a wide range of factors to have a full understanding of the condition and how to combat it.

Research grants focus on various areas within these themes, including the role of:

  • underlying factors in MS progression
  • different immune cells in MS
  • depression
  • diet
  • exercise
  • new drugs and treatments for MS
  • myelin repair (the protective layer around nerve cells that are damaged by MS).

This page has been reviewed and approved by MS Australia's research team.

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