Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is encouraging active and adventurous holiday goers to trek their 25th consecutive Camino in support of services for people with MS, with two weeks remaining to sign up. Camino 25 takes place from 31st May – 12th June 2014 and provides a unique chance to walk the ancient Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route in Northern Spain with the only Irish charity to reach this milestone.
Beginning in the Pyrenees Mountains the trek progresses along the crown jewel of the Spanish walking trails, through tiny sun swept villages and past majestic cathedrals ending in the mystical city of Santiago. This is a bucket-list destination and one of the most popular trekking routes in the world.
Register today at www.ms-society.ie or call (01) 678 1600 for more information.
Taking on Camino 25 helps MS Ireland to:
– Provide one-to-one support and our newly diagnosed sessions through a team of Regional Community Workers from ten offices throughout the country
– Operate the Information Line to provide one-to-one professional advice and support to people with MS
– Deliver supportive regional services including physiotherapy and symptom management programmes.
About Multiple Sclerosis (MS):
MS is the most common disabling neurological condition in Ireland, affecting over 8,000 Irish people and the many thousands of people who share their lives. MS, usually diagnosed between 24 and 31 years of age, affects the motor, sensory and cognitive functioning of the body. The variance in presence, severity and duration of symptoms coupled with the intermittent and progressive nature of MS impacts not only the person with MS but also family and friends.
MS Ireland is the only national organisation providing information and support to the entire MS community on a national, regional and local level. Our range of services include individual and family support; living with MS programmes; information booklets and resources; and the MS Care Centre, Ireland’s only respite and therapy centre for people with MS.
Members of the public with any queries relating to MS should call the MS Information Line 1850 233 233. Open Monday to Friday 10am–2pm. Calls are strictly confidential.