March the month of eating and giving

March is the month for the MS Society's
March is the month for the MS Society's "Big Dinner Party".

MAKE March a month of eating and giving and join the MS Society in its quest to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, a neurological disease affecting thousands of young Australians.

The plan is simple: you invite your friends and family over for a nice dinner during March and they give you the money they would have spent on dinner out to donate to the MS Society.

It's being billed as the "Big Dinner Party" and the the MS Society wants Queensland to get the ball rolling in March.

All money raised will help fund vital research into a cure and support those Australians living with this condition.

Gary Allen, a young father and person living with MS, will be one of the first to host his own dinner party.

"Hosting your own dinner party for MS in March is a great way to get your friends and family together, show off your cooking skills and raise money for a good cause," he said.

Gary's day-to-day life is often difficult. He uses a wheelchair to get around because his legs are too weak for him to walk - just one of the many symptoms caused by his MS.

"Sadly once you get MS it never 'goes away'. It's a cruel, sometimes fatal disease that attacks a person's brain and spinal cord. Each morning I never know if I'm going to wake up feeling good or as if my muscle stiffness and numbness are going to feel tenfold from the day before," he said.

Although Gary has learnt to cope with his MS, he and his family rely on the MS Society to provide him with support to live as full a life as possible at home and at work.

"The Big Dinner Party is a great way for people to get involved with a charity like MS and know that you are making a difference, no matter how big or small your donation."

So what are you waiting for? Register your dinner party today at

Topics:  multiple sclerosis

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