More MS news articles for March 2001

MS Week: April 22nd – 29th 2001
What is MS Week?
MS Week is the week that the Society, its network of UK branches, national offices, homes and respite care centres actively promotes the work of the charity at both a national and local level. This is coupled with the support of both public and private sector companies and organisations.

The aims MS Week include:

Promoting the diverse range of national services available to people affected by MS, their families and carers.

This year some of the events taking place nationally are:

Flora London Marathon

As the official charity for the race on Sunday 22nd, the Society is aiming to host a team of 1,000 runners from across the country. For many, undertaking the grueling 26 mile course is just one challenge they will face on the day, as a number of runners will be helping to create greater awareness by running in fancy dress and one runner aims to complete the course on stilts!

Joining us again for her second marathon is Zoe Zoplowitz.

Zoe, who is from New York, has completed an amazing 15 marathons. She will take over 30 hours to complete the course on crutches, walking all through the night on Saturday, so that can cross the finish line with other runners on Sunday.

The MS Society will be hosting a recover and hospitality centre at the QEII conference centre. If you would like to volunteer for the day, please call Charlotte Bath on 0208 438 0731, ideally we need at least 100 people to help us with various tasks on the day.

MS Cake Break Day

Now in its 3rd successful year, the MS Society is asking ‘people to bake a difference’ on Friday 27th, or any day during MS Week. It’s a simple concept that is fun for everyone. Simply, invite, friends, family or colleagues to enjoy a slice of cake in aid of people affected by MS. To-date, over 500,000 people have ‘baked’ a difference.

The Black Box

Based on the highly popular C4 Big Brother programme, the Society will be placing Chief Executives from leading UK companies in a ‘blacked’ out box. Their only chance of escape is to use their mobile phone to raise the funds required for their release!

Other activities include:

Launch of MS Hot Ticket Raffle 2001

How can I get involved?

To get involved in MS Week you can contact your local branch.

Schools, companies and other organisations can request a pack by emailing us at: