Life Buoy For MS 2015

life bouy for MS 2015

MS Auckland Celebrates 50th Anniversary 1965 – 2015

Come and join us on Friday June 26th at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Westhaven Marina Auckland when we celebrate our 50th anniversary.  Multiple Sclerosis Auckland is proud to have been supporting People with MS, caregivers, families and supporters for 50 years.

Tickets are $200 each and tables can be purchased.  The event runs from 12 PM till 4 Pm on Friday 26th June 2015.  For more information please contact Gabrielle on 09 845 5921 or email

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A Few Words From The CEO March 2015

A Few Words From Therese Russel, CEO from the February/March Newsletter

We are off to a busy start and holidays seem like a life time ago! Multiple Sclerosis celebrates turning 50 this year and to be very precise – on 5th March 2015.  What an incredible journey it has been and continues to be.  After receiving a special grant from the Lotteries Commission, we have engaged the services of historian writer Ruth Greenway to record the history of our Society which will be available on our website later in the year.  If you have a great recall of our 50 years or know someone else who does, please contact the office and let us know.  We have compiled a list of people to interview however we are very likely to miss someone important off our list, so your help would really be appreciated.

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February March 2015 Newsletter

february march newsletterFebruary March 2015 Newsletter

We are very excited to launch our 2015 February/March newsletter.  As you can see, our BDO W2A Cycle Challenge features on the front cover however we also have a great set of events coming up this year so lock in these dates:

  • AGM – Wednesday15th April, 7.30 at MS Auckland offices
  • Oceans of Hope – 6th – 12th May
  • Research Day – Saturday 16th May
  • Life Buoy for MS – Friday 26th June
  • Street Appeal – 4th & 5th September
  • Bike the Bridge – Sunday 15th November


Remember to sign up for our membership to receive the bi-monthly newsletter sent to you as a wonderful printed copy and subscribing to our mailing list will allow us to send email updates and e-newsletters directly to your inbox so you keep up-to-date with everything that is going on and also coming up in the future.

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Martin Shepherd Ice Bucket Challenge

Martin-cropped-coverMartin’s just chillin’

Martin Shepherd’s mum-in-law (or mother if you prefer) has MS and he decided to raise some funds for MS Auckland. With the help of other staff and students from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education, Martin received a rude awakening when ice cold water was poured over him.

“All for a good cause” said Martin as he silently but theatrically screamed at the reality of ice cold water being poured over him buy the highest bidder on the day. We were delighted that so many people wanted to support Martin and his ‘ ice bucket’ endeavour raised over $800. Well done and a huge thanks from us all here at MS Auckland.

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Online Neuro Physio Webinar Fatigue Management in MS

IMG_1867.PNGWe are happy to share some exciting news, one of our affiliates has gone live..

Online Neuro Physio are running a webinar on Fatigue Management in MS

Date and Time: Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 10am – 11.30 am and an evening session 7 pm (NZ time).  The cost is $40.

About Online Neuro Physio

From their website

Online Neuro Physio was established in 2015 with the concept to create a hub where specialised information could be easily accessed online throughout the world. The information, support and guidance that can be provided through the internet is vast and life changing.
Through goal setting, symptom management and preventative care the team at Online Neuro Physio will help guide you to successful self-management, improved functional ability and quality of life.
Online Neuro Physio also offers clincial support for therapist working in isolation with neurological clients who are seeking accessible regular ongoing education and professional or clinical support.

As part of their educational series, they have an upcoming webinar on fatigue management in MS.

Explore the fundemental principles of Fatigue Management in Multiple Sclerosis. This Webinar explores the primary and secondary causes of fatigue and  takes a look at management concepts that you can implement into your daily life. 

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Training Day In The MS Office

IMG_1680.JPGWe are all in the office today having social media training from Starlight Media House.  That’s Pete in the back and Monique taking the picture.

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