Fighting multiple sclerosis in and outside the lab!

8 May 2018

Researchers at JCSMR, together with their friends and families are fighting for patients living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). When they are not busy in the lab searching for new ways to inhibit the inflammation process involved in MS, they raise funds for research and for patients!

Our very own JCSMR fishNETs started MS Month on 29 April by running and walking around Lake Burley Griffin, as part of the MS Walk and Fun Run. This was the last part of their triathlon: the fishNETs swam for the MS Mega Swim and biked for the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride in 2017.

On 1 May, some of our very generous staff members, who are also very talented artists, offered their artworks for auction, with raised funds going to the local MS community. Pottery, drawings, jewellery, woodwork, crocheted cells, cakes and sweets, there was something for everyone! Artworks were so beautiful (we do have truly talented artists here!) our master of ceremony, Professor Simon Foote could not resist being part of the auction too!

And this is only the beginning of a very busy month! This coming Tuesday 15 May, JCSMR and RSPH are running the second MS Symposium: Improving health for people with MS (more information here). This symposium will bring national experts, patients and advocates together, to help empower people living with the condition. Attendees will take part in the first workshop of the ANU’s 2017 Grand Challenge winner, Our Health in Our Hands. And they will get an opportunity to visit JCSMR labs.