2019, it’s been a blast.

This year has been a landmark year for the Shift.ms community. Here’s a reminder of just some of the highlights…

 

We turned the big 1-0

…that’s right, we’ve been around for a whole ten years. Check out our 10 year report to discover more about our journey and how important you’ve been in helping us thrive.

 

You welcomed our 20,000th member

…Oh, and our 30,000th. You read that correctly, our community grew by over 14,000 members this year. Massive welcome to you all.

 

Our MS Reporters filmed over 50 interviews with professionals

…including a great series from ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm.

 

You shared your thoughts around relapses

…which helped shape the Relapses 24×24 series featuring 13 MSers sharing their relapse stories.

We hosted our first Instagram Stories Takeover

…and you guys have been taking over the channel on weekends since May, sharing your story with other MSers.

 

The Buddy Network has gone from strength to strength

…after being awarded a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. There are now 94 Buddies supporting newly diagnosed MSers.

 

We co-hosted the second MS Sessions in Bucharest

…where we brought together over 130 young MSers from 35 European countries for a weekend of talks and community building.

 

 

Some amazing members of the community work with us

…to help produce content ranging from blogs to videos. We involved over 200 volunteers who contributed more than 1900 hours.

 

We released our first film dedicated to MS Nurses

A.M is a film to MS Nurses from Shift.ms, thanking them for their contribution to the MS community.

 

We worked with dedicated healthcare professionals

…to improve our service and the content we create.

A special thanks to Julie Taylor, MS Clinical Nurse Specialist, Daisy Cam, MS Specialist Nurse, Ruth Dobson, Senior Lecturer in Preventative Neurology and MS, Sally Fox, MS Specialist Nurse, Helen Ford, Consultant Neurologist, Nicola Macleod, MS Specialist Nurse, Gavin Giovannoni, Professor of Neurology, Dr Jeremy Chataway, Neurologist and Researcher, Ana Cavey, MS Specialist Nurse, Professor Helen Tremlett, Canadian Research Chair in Neuroepidemiology and MS, Antonnio Uccelli, Professor of Neurology at the University of Genova, Joachim Burman, Consultant at the Department of Neuroscience, Barry Singer, Director of The MS Centre for Innovations in St Louis, Marcia Finlyason, Occupational Therapy Researcher, Jeremy Hobart, Consultant Neurologist, Aaron Boster, Director of the OhioHealth MS Center, Dr Sharmilee Gnanapavan, Neurologist, Dr Klaus Schmierer, Reader in Neurology, Dr Kate Petheram, MS Neurologist, Christy Holland, MS Specialist Physiotherapist, Sophy Steel, MS Specialist Nurse, Carmel Wilkinson, MS Specialist Nurse, Danielle Cragg, MS Specialist Nurse, Dr David Rog, Consultant Neurologist, Karen Vernon, MS Specialist Nurse, Miranda Olding, MS Specialist Nurse, Dan Kucharczyk, MS Specialist Nurse.

 

 

All that’s left to say is a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the ride in 2019. Here’s to moving on to even bigger and better things in 2020.

 

Get involved in 2020

Let’s make 2020 even better together, find out how to volunteer for Shift.ms