Once again RSVP members have helped RSVP Kiss Goodbye to MS, with users this weekend sending 53,000 kisses.
For your effort, RSVP will be donating $10,000 to MS Research Australia. Last year users sent 51K kisses.
“RSVP is thrilled to again support MS Research Australia, with the hope that one day soon it will be able to find a cure to MS,” says CEO of RSVP Dave Heysen.
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“The Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign has already lead to some major advancements in the treatment of MS being discovered, and RSVP feels strongly that this work continues.”
There are currently 23,000 Australians living with MS and the average age of diagnosis is just 30. When it comes to those who are more likely to be diagnosed with MS, three out of four Australians with MS are women.
All funds raised by Kiss Goodbye to MS goes towards research projects funded by MS Research Australia. In 2017, MS Research Australia are funding 36 research projects led by researchers around the country. All of its research falls within three categories, to identify the triggers for MS, to develop better treatments and to seek a cure for MS.
“We’d like to thank all our members who sent out kisses and got behind this great cause with us,” Heysen added.
As part of RSVP’s support for this year’s Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign, we sat down with Grace Johnston who shared what it’s like to be dating with MS. You can read her full story here. And if you want to donate yourself to support MS Research you can do so here.