Over $5.2 million raised in The May 50K 2021 to help power world-class MS research! 😍🎉
This year marked the third year of MS Research Australia’s national fundraising campaign, The May 50K, raising important funds for MS research to Kiss Goodbye to MS.
The May 50K is a virtual fitness and fundraising movement, challenging Australians and the MS community to run or walk 50 kilometres throughout May, whilst raising funds to power world-class research into MS. 🔬
The month of May saw over 28,600 Australians leave their limits behind by taking on a range of inspiring activities including cycling, running, horse riding, arm cranking, walking and paddle boarding – nothing was off limits! Some even completed their 50km in one single day, taking the challenge to a whole new level. 💪🏽 Once again, we’ve had more people participating in The May 50K than the 25,600 Australians living with MS, highlighting the incredible force working towards stopping and reversing MS in its tracks – go team! 👏🏼
YOUR combined efforts resulted in an astounding $5.2 million raised for vital MS research – an absolute magnificent outcome which will help to improve the lives of people living with the disease today and in the future! THANK YOU for putting your trust in us each year and passionately believing in our mission – you truly are our biggest motivation and inspiration. 💖
Together, our The May 50K community logged a monumental 1,273,899 kilometres as part of the challenge, which equates to doing 31 laps around the world! 🌏 🤯
The competition also truly heated up this year, with over 500 workplaces participating including Atlassian, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Australia, Nuzest, JBL and many more who fought for the top of the leaderboard, raising over $841,000 to leave MS behind. 🔥
Since the inaugural launch of The May 50K in 2019, you’ve now raised over $14 million in Australia and $17.4 million globally to accelerate MS research. We’re still pinching ourselves! 😍
The May 50K takes on the world 🌏
In 2021, The May 50K was also celebrated globally again – with participants from the US, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands and the UK leaving their limits behind. Globally, we saw over 11,130 people taking on the challenge, raising a collective AUD $2.2 million for access to treatment and research into MS in their home countries. 😲 How incredible is that?!
Watching the growth of our Aussie born The May 50K campaign internationally, wholeheartedly makes us so proud and excited for the future treatment landscape of MS. ✨ We thrive off seeing MS research increase globally through collaboration, as our teamwork is helping to shape a more certain and worry-free future for the 2.8 million people living with MS across the world. Talk about dream team! 🥰
Thank you – from the bottom of our hearts 💕
Reflecting on this year’s The May 50K, we would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to our incredible fundraisers, their generous donors and supporters – we’re so grateful to have you on our team. 💓 You’ve showed us once again just how determined you are to leave MS behind by funding life-changing MS research. Thanks to YOU, we can keep up the crucial momentum into MS research, ensuring that earlier prevention, better treatments and cures WILL one day be a reality for people living with MS.
Thank you for changing the lives of people living with MS by continuing to be the driving force behind this movement and enabling our superpower – MS research.
Now rest up and recharge, because we’re already getting ready for 2022! 💪🏻
Together, each year, we’re getting one step closer to leaving MS behind for good.
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