MPS Awareness Day

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MPS Awareness Day

Every year we celebrate MPS Awareness Day on 15 May, an internationally recognised awareness day for MPS disease when we:

  • think about those affected by these rare genetic diseases
  • remember lives that have been lost
  • celebrate advances in research and treatments that are now available and those yet to come.

This year’s campaign

In 2017 we asked you what MPS means which was different for everyone. Although awareness day has passed we would still love to see your posters on social media so feel free to download the poster, write on it what MPS means to you and share it on social media with the #WhatMPSmeans.

Have a look at what we’ve come up with at MPS House or search #WhatMPSmeans on Twitter for some inspiration.

As well as this awareness campaign there’s loads of other ways to spread awareness locally and online. Pick an idea from the list below or try them all out! And please tell us what you’re doing so we can celebrate and boost all the awareness spreading.

How to get involved

There were a number of ways to get involved in 2017. We’d love to hear what you felt worked best and if you have any other ideas for how to make a bigger splash next year. Get in touch if you want to give any feedback.

Get social

Shout about #MPSAwarenessDay on your social networks. Download our profile and cover images for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

What MPS means

Print our poster and tell us what MPS means to you then share it with your networks using the hashtags #WhatMPSmeans and #MPSAwarenessDay

Press kit

Raise awareness locally using our press kit. Fill in the blanks on the our ready made press release and share it with photos to your local paper.

Wear it Blue

Ask us for a Wear it Blue fundraising pack with a poster and leaflet all about making the most of your Wear it Blue event you can fundraise and raise awareness at the same time.

Fly for MPS

Join forces to help fly a virtual plane around the world to pick up people living with MPS. Read their stories and share these with your friends and followers on social media. You can also play the #FlyForMPS game and share your high score to help fuel the campaign and raise awareness of MPS.

eBay for Charity

eBay is featuring us at the checkout from 8 May to 14 May, which will be a massive boost to raising awareness and donations. You can join in that week or support us on eBay at any time by making MPS Society your favourite charity. Visit our eBay page to find out how.

Join the thunderclap

Donate a tweet and spread MPS awareness further than we can alone by joining the thunderclap on 15 May. Let’s get #MPSAwareness2017 trending! Follow the link and choose whether to support us using the Facebook or Twitter button.


No time to do any of the above? Donate to the MPS Society online or by texting ‘WIBL17 £5’ to 70070 and help us to raise funds to raise awareness.

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