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Posted 09 Jun 2017

Australian Home Care Services’ staff joined the throng of walkers and runners participating in this year’s MS Walk + Fun Run to support people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Since the annual event began in 1989, it has raised millions to fund essential services and support for the thousands of Australians living with the disease.

Our team covered the five kilometre circuit around Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake and raised over $500.00 to support people with MS.

Speaking on behalf of our fundraisers, Elizabeth Hogan, Workplace Health, Safety & Environment Advisor, says, “The team enjoyed taking part in the walk. We understand it’s a clear contrast to what people with MS go through every day.  MS causes muscle pain, vision loss, numbness, extreme fatigue, loss of balance and mobility and more.  It strikes young people in the prime of their lives and there is no known cure.”

“It’s quite staggering to think that four people are diagnosed with MS in Australia every working day. It is a lifelong disease for which there is no known cause or cure.”

“All funds raised will be used to fund vital support services to help make the everyday possible for those living with MS. Our fundraising will enable people living with MS to meet their goals and live well, and ensure their journey is not undertaken alone,” she adds.

It’s not too late to get behind our fundraising efforts: visit https://www.mswalk.org.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5939 if you'd like to make a difference.