Jackson Carlaw MSP has pledged his support for MS Awareness Week (22-28 April), after meeting with representatives of the MS Society
Scotland at the Scottish Parliament.
MS Awareness Week aims to highlight the important role research plays in the lives of people affected by MS and the reality of life for individuals who are living with the condition.
MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland. It is a neurological condition and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel.
The MS Society is driving research into more – and better – treatments and the charity currently funds 10 research projects in Scotland with the studies receiving over £3.56million over their lifetimes.
The MS Society have a free helpline - 0808 800 8000 and further information can be found on their website at: www.mssociety.org.uk/.
Jackson Carlaw MSP for Eastwood stated:
“I am delighted to support MS Awareness Week and to assist with highlighting the key role research into the condition plays in supporting people who are living with MS.
“MS is more common in Scotland than the majority of other nations around the globe with over 11,000 individuals who reside here having been diagnosed with the condition.
“Innovative research is key to driving improvements in treatment for MS and the MS Society should be commended for the excellent work that they undertake on a daily basis”.
Morna Simpkins, director of MS Society Scotland said:
“This MS Awareness Week we are highlighting the importance of MS research.
“For more than 11,000 people in Scotland, living with MS is a daily reality. This is why the MS Society is driving cutting-edge research into more – and better treatments to ultimately stop MS.
“By contributing and joining a global group of fundraisers people can help us find new treatments for people living with the often painful and exhausting condition.”