MPS Awareness Day 2018
This year we’re marking MPS Awareness Day by paying homage to our MPS heroes. Be it a small act of kindness or a lifetime of support – it’s time to celebrate the kindness, passion and ongoing support that our community members show every day.
Be sure to get involved by posting fun, creative and inspirational messages to your social media pages using the hashtag #MPSday.
Maybe it’s a fun photo with your family, a video of yourself at a fundraising activity or a post about your MPS journey – it’s entirely up to you! To help you get started, we’ve got some MPS Day photo booth props for you.
Who’s your hero?
In keeping with this year’s theme, if you have an inspirational story about someone who is an MPS hero to you, we would love to hear about it! Let us know who your MPS hero is and why, by posting our poster about them using our poster and the hashtag #MyMPSHero.
What is MPS?
People with Mucopolysaccharide (MPS) diseases do not produce the enzymes needed to break down waste materials so these stay stored in the cells of the body and can lead to cell, tissue and organ damage.
Why are we raising awareness?
Chances are unless you know someone with MPS you will never hear about it. We need to change that. Better awareness means earlier diagnosis, more research into treatments and a better understanding of the needs of people living with MPS.
Why so blue?
The MPS Society Wear it Blue fundraising campaign runs all year round but is an extra big deal on MPS Awareness Day. This year we are asking you who you’re wearing blue for so get your fundraising pack and join in.
Thanks again for your support – together, we can all make a difference!