Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease of the central nervous system for young adults, affecting more than 20,000 ordinary Australians.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support and care to the thousands of Western Australians living with MS. Individual and corporate donations are critical to ensure the physical and emotional needs of its Members are met everyday.
All monies raised through Swim for MS will remain in Western Australia to support local people through their personal MS challenges.
FACT: There is no known cause or cure.
FACT: MS is the most common chronic neurological disease affecting young Australian adults.
FACT: Three out of four people with MS are diagnosed before they reach age 35.
FACT: Three times as many women as men are diagnosed with MS.
FACT: On average, 16 people are diagnosed with MS every month in Western Australia.