Next World MSA Day, October 3, 2020

Le 3 octobre 2020 Journée Mondiale pour l'AMS

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Add your Steps, Miles, Kilometers and Candles by opening the automatic counting page :


It will ask for your Name, Country, City,

and the Sum of your Steps, Miles, Km, Candles, 

You can add this as an individual or as a groups result.

Thanks for bringing Awareness to MSA.

Last update: January 14 2020

We would like to wish all visitors, and staff all the best.

A special thanks to you, who have made donations to these worthy causes as part of our MSA Awareness community support:

Thank you and we urge you also to support worthy causes in your local community of which there are many.

We look forward to working with you in 2020.


"I have a dream....cure MSA”

Worldwide action: A Mile & A Candle for MSA

Worldwide action to be held on the 3rd of October (World MSA Day).

Miles, all day long

Light a candle at 20:00 hrs / 8:00 p.m. for one hour local time

The population of the Earth is estimated to be 7,642,634,310 (as of August 13, 2018.  This means that statistically we can estimate that worldwide 347.635* people may be affected with MSA at this time.  (*<5 cases per 100.000)

We want to have a candle lit for everyone that may be affected with MSA and for all those loved ones who have lost their battle in the past.

A Candle:

You can light your candle at home alone, or with friends and family, or during your local activity that is planned for World MSA Day.

As candles are lit around the globe, a virtual 24-hour wave of light will be created as it moves from time zone to time zone.  Please light your candles at 20:00 hrs / 8 p.m. in your local time zone for one hour.

The flame of the candles will unite family and friends all over the world and bring awareness to MSA.  If you organize an event, you can sell candles to all participants and send the proceeds to benefit and support local MSA groups.  Each single $, €, £ , ¥ counts. (MSA Support Groups who are interested please forward your full information, so we can add your info on the list).

A Mile:

You can walk or cycle alone, or with family, friends and neighbors. Every step, every kilometer or mile we will count together. The goal is to attempt to walk around the earth (40.075 kilometers or 24,901 miles around the Earth at the equator).

Let’s see how far we come this year.

Send in your mileage to be tallied. If you are able to get sponsors for your steps, your wheelchair distance, your miles or kilometer, please forward the proceeds to support local MSA groups.

A Mile and A Candle… please do as much as you are able to do, each step, each inch or centimeter is a start for the 40.075 kilometers or 24,901 miles needed.  Each single candle counts toward the 347.635* needed.

Thanks to all who are willing to create awareness for MSA

First posted July 5, 2012


World MSA Day October 3

Even though we speak different languages, are different colors and are of different cultures, we all have the same disease.

With all our differences we are united in battling MSA and we truly hope in miracles. One day they will find how to cure MSA.

We hope that everyone involved in any association, group or as an individual,

will take time to talk to others about MSA.

We ask that on the 3rd of October special attention is given to bringing about awareness of the subject. 

This can be done by organizing some activity in your group, your community, your city and if possible even in your country to raise what is needed to combat MSA.


To all MSA patients, family of patients, caretakers from all over the world, as from now,

the 3rd of October is a special day for you.

Please; place this date on your agenda and try to organize a local event on or around October 3rd. 

It can go from very small actions in the little town by talking with a few school kids and make them aware about MSA. Organize a local Bingo, Bowling …, or even some bigger events together with local Medical support from your Neurologist, Doctor or Nurse. …If you are up to it, even a large show to raise proceeds would be welcome. Please let us know what your plans are and we will add it into the international MSA calendar.

We rely on the local support groups and organizations to highlight MSA in their own group, area, city, and country. 

Each local group can use this day to promote local Awareness and obtain funding and support.

It is through the local groups that World MSA Day will become the most important day of the year for all MSA patients.

If you as an individual, as a group, or as a community want to bring your local activities into the spotlight, please forward brief information and a contact email / postal address.

We will put you on this special website of the WORLD MSA DAY.

This is a free website with no commercial intentions.


Please, spread the word…….

First posted June 8, 2011


"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try."

- by  John F. Kennedy



There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why?

I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

(by Robert Francis Kennedy quoting George Bernard Shaw)


You‘ve given us colors in this wonderful task.

You‘ve smiled to the clouds underneath the sun

Our heart became one in an indefinite effort

You and we are everything

The ones who share your joy, the memory will stay forever

And the wind will blow the excitement of the action,

all around the world for those who did not join us this year,

By A volunteer

From the World MSA Day Volunteers Team

The World MSA Day Team

First posted December 21, 2010

Last update: January 14, 2020

Letterpost: MSA-AMS - Louis Huybrechtsstraat, 7,  BE2150 BORSBEEK (BELGIUM)




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