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Catherine Duong

It’s the time of year when loose ends are tied up and we start to look forward to new opportunities (after a well-deserved break of course!). Before we rush into the New Year, we want to look back on the year that was and reflect on the joys and highlights that made 2018 as amazing […]

18 December, 2018
Catherine Duong

An around the world trip with your friends?! Who wouldn’t love that? Four Aussie guys. aka. ‘The Lords of the Shoey’, set out on the ride of their lives on 14th July, all in the name of Kiss Goodbye to MS. Lachlan, Daniel, Cameron and Jasper are all old friends and always dreamed of doing […]

09 November, 2018
Catherine Duong

This past month in October, Kiss Goodbye to MS has had the pleasure of holding a stunning and exciting event, the ‘Kiss Goodbye to MS Secret Garden’. The Secret Garden event was a thank-you and fundraising event to acknowledge the wonderful MS community who regularly go above and beyond to raise money for vital research […]

31 October, 2018
Tanja Voss

Yes you read correctly, Kiss Goodbye to MS is taking on China! We are so excited to finally share this exciting adventure with you and we hope you can join us for the adventure of a lifetime in 2019! The Kiss Goodbye to MS Great Wall of China Trek 2019 is your chance to experience […]

11 September, 2018
Tanja Voss

City2Surf is easily one of our favourite events in the Kiss Goodbye to MS calendar, and this year didn’t disappoint. Blue skies and a cold wind created amazing but freezing conditions for this year’s 14km fun run, but this of course didn’t stop our brave Kiss Goodbye to MS community! Over 150 runners took on […]

27 August, 2018
Tanja Voss

After riding over 1015km on 29 bucking, bolting and sometimes completely stationery horses, our Ride for a Cure guys finally finished the Mongol Derby on Day 8, August 16th at 8:15am in equal ninth place! Imagine the feeling of finally making it to the final checkpoint – we are SO proud! In early August, our […]

18 August, 2018
Catherine Duong

Do you remember our superstar fundraiser Loz Hunt who held three movie nights over the years and whose best friend Tanya and husband Rohan climbed Mera Peak for Kiss Goodbye to MS last year? Yes? You’re the best! No? Let us jog your memory real fast. Loz has been part of our infamous MS Squad for […]

26 July, 2018
Tanja Voss

Teenage problems usually consist out of love sickness and deciding which career path is the right one – a MS diagnosis certainly isn’t on the radar! Our new Kiss Goodbye to MS Ambassador Jemma Barsby was diagnosed with MS at only 19 years old. Jemma grew up in a very sporty family who’s backyard cricket […]

23 July, 2018
Catherine Duong

Into the wilderness of the Mongolian terrain, through extremes of heat and cold, wild dogs and native wolves, dust and driving rain, there are many elements that make up the Mongol Derby. Known to be the longest and toughest horse race on earth, its unpredictable nature makes it a risk for those who dare to […]

19 July, 2018
Catherine Duong

Steeped in history, Britain’s first and best-known National Trail marches along the mountain tops amongst the rocky backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England. As England’s oldest, longest and most difficult National Trail, there are lots of gritstone moors, limestone pavement, peaty bogs and glaciated chasms. This wild […]

28 June, 2018
Catherine Duong

Marathon season is upon us. For those aspirants who strive to run their first or their 30th marathon race, the upcoming months call for longwinded training sessions. As beautiful as the Aussie summer time is, running a marathon during a hot summer’s day seems to be almost impossible. Thankfully, the cooler seasons bring a combination […]

26 June, 2018
Catherine Duong

Our annual Red Lab Coat Day was a roaring success, and as many will know, we decided to switch it up this year and do something different! Our Battle of the Labs contest was in full play and we had many creative labs across Australia get involved. This year our researchers created a video showcasing […]

31 May, 2018
Catherine Duong

Another year, a very special World MS Day for us at Kiss Goodbye to MS! This year the world dedicated the annual day to MS research, putting a spotlight on much needed MS research and our extraordinary MS researchers. On World MS Day we stop for a second to acknowledge and emphasise the importance of […]

30 May, 2018
Catherine Duong

“A tattoo is permanent – but MS doesn’t have to be”. This is what Jess Rudd and Renee Steenstra stood by to raise awareness and help raise funds for vital MS research. Jess and her best friend Renee, both passionate Kiss Goodbye to MS Ambassadors are fundraising for MS research by doing something a little […]

29 May, 2018
Catherine Duong

Adriana Condello was only 26 when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011. So many questions were rushing through her head. “Would I be able to walk? Or take care of myself?” But the one question that deemed her the most was whether she was able to have children. The thought of Adriana and […]

21 May, 2018
Catherine Duong

Imagine running a half marathon, 21km, up & down hill through Sydney’s CBD while pushing another person for the entire race – yep, crazy! Personal trainer Shaun and his client Donna decided to fulfil their shared dream and take on the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon together. Donna has been living with multiple sclerosis for […]

21 May, 2018
Catherine Duong

People living with multiple sclerosis put on their game face every single day. This May, we are challenging YOU to put on your best game face and help us raise awareness for vital MS research so that we can ultimately, Kiss Goodbye to MS. Around 25,600 Australians are living with MS, which makes up part […]

19 May, 2018
Catherine Duong

235KM. Uphill. 13 hour deadline. “My beautiful wife, Kitty, has MS. I’ve told her that if cycling around Australia could bring a cure, then I’d head off tomorrow”. And so he did! Peter took on one of the toughest one day events in Australian Cycling, tackling the 2018 Falls Creek 3 Peaks in the Australian […]

10 May, 2018
Catherine Duong

Dances, boats, raps and drawings, this year’s Red Lab Coat Day did not disappoint! It was an exciting start to the month as we launched Kiss Goodbye to MS on May 1st with our MS researchers across Australia celebrating our annual Red Lab Coat Day. The name of the day, says it all! Our researchers […]

09 May, 2018
Tanja Voss

The countdown is on – only one more week to go until the world will Kiss Goodbye to MS. We are so proud and excited to announce that our Aussie Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign is now being run in 15 countries across the world! This year Kiss Goodbye to MS aims to raise $1.5 […]

23 April, 2018
Richelle King

May is just around the corner and you know what that means – we need YOUR help! Do you love or know someone with MS? You always ask yourself how you can help and you wish you could do more? We’ve got the answer! There are actually many ways how you can get involved and […]

14 April, 2018
Richelle King

Here at Kiss Goodbye to MS we don’t think anyone ever needs a reason to have a holiday. But sometimes a ‘reason’ can help convince a hesitant hubby or fence sitting bestie. Well, you can thank us later because we have the perfect excuse! We have teamed up with the awesome guys at International Cruise!! […]

27 February, 2018
Richelle King

At MS Research Australia our mission is to accelerate research targeting prevention, better treatments and a cure for MS. Put simply, we exist to find the cure, and we won’t stop until we do. In 2017 Kiss Goodbye to MS raised a whooping $1,165,000 for MS Research Australia, which contributes to the overall funding that […]

26 February, 2018
Richelle King

One of the most common things we hear from people who have just been diagnosed with MS is fear. And it is not fear for themselves. It is fear for the ones they love. We find that more than anything people are more worried about how this disease will impact on the lives of their […]

14 February, 2018
Richelle King

The not-for-profit sector is facing increasing demands from the public around donation and funding transparency. Now more than ever MS supporters are asking exactly where their hard earned donated dollars are going. And why shouldn’t they? As the Kiss Goodbye to MS Campaign Manager, I’m proud that our supporters know we are raising funds exclusively […]

23 January, 2018
Richelle King

Page 1 of 365! OK technically it’s page 8 (or is it page 9?)… but you know how those early January days all kind of blend together?! Oh 2018 we are so glad to see you, but gosh you have a lot to live up to because 2017 was pretty freaking good. And my good we […]

08 January, 2018
Richelle King

In 2017 the Kiss Goodbye to MS community has raised a huge $1,150,000 for research into MS! Our Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign, which aims to bring hope to people living with MS, has become a passionate and driven community. We simply couldn’t fund the amount of MS research we do without the community support. Whether you have […]

12 December, 2017
Richelle King

Here are Kiss Goodbye to MS HQ we never do things by halves. In 2017 we have set ourselves a huge fundraising target, aiming to raise $1.25million for MS Research Australia. This is more than we have ever raised before, but we decided to go big in 2017 so that we could fund even more […]

20 November, 2017
Willa Matchett

In 1999, Sydney artist, Ana Corral-Kelly got the diagnosis of MS, following vision problems and fatigue. At the time she was only 30 years old. When MS threatened Ana and her family with darkness, she turned her focus to art. “My work is an expression of being positive, of love and energy,” said Ana. You […]

19 October, 2017
Willa Matchett

Ten years ago, Kristy Draper thought she knew exactly where her life was heading. She was 26, had a great group of friends, had travelled the world and had just started a new job she loved. After waking up one morning after a day at the Spring Racing Carnival, she thought nothing of the pins […]

19 October, 2017
Richelle King

When Lauren Hunt was diagnosed with MS it wasn’t just her world that shook. While Lauren came to terms with her diagnosis, her family and friends all went through the journey with her. For Lauren’s best friend Tanya Calder, it was a bit of shock to realise that her friend is not invincible. A few […]

18 October, 2017
Richelle King

Just when we start to think that we couldn’t love our Kiss Goodbye to MS community any more, you go and prove us wrong. Yes, we know, we say that a lot but hear us out on this one; it’s only September and you’ve already raised ONE MILLION DOLLARS for research into MS. This is […]

04 September, 2017
Richelle King

After the incredible honour of being named the 2017 NSW Telstra Business of the Year and Charity of the year, the MS Research Australia team was invited to attend the National #TelstraBizAwards! Held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, some of the most innovative and inspiring organisations across Australia gathered to celebrate […]

29 August, 2017
Richelle King

Here at Kiss Goodbye to MS we love any excuse to get all dressed up and celebrate with our amazing community and the Kiss Goodbye to MS Mystery Ball was the perfect opportunity to make this happen! Held at the impressive Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, the ball saw 200 guests from the Kiss Goodbye to […]

17 August, 2017
Richelle King

The Red Affair, one of our most iconic Kiss Goodbye to MS fundraising events, was back this July and it was our biggest and most successful to date! The stylish dinner, MC’d by the wonderful Sandra Sully, was hosted at the stunning China Doll restaurant in Woolloomooloo, and saw over 150 guests from the corporate […]

17 August, 2017
Richelle King

Here at Kiss Goodbye to MS, we’re always looking for new ways to raise funds for research into MS. So when an email from Nick Hooper popped up in our inbox a couple of months ago, we were very excited. Nick informed us that he was fundraising for Kiss Goodbye to MS by participating in […]

17 August, 2017
Richelle King

A few weeks ago, MS Research Australia attended the Telstra NSW Business Awards (you may have seen us share it all over our social media!). The Telstra Business Awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Australia’s best small and medium businesses and charities. Without going all Academy Awards cliché on you, we were genuinely honoured just […]

17 August, 2017
Richelle King

Over the past few months we have had several major fundraising events such the Teneriffe Festival, The Red Affair and The Mystery Ball. Collectively, these events have raised in excess of over $140,000 for research into MS. Today, we want to send a special shout-out to all of our amazing volunteers who generously donate their […]

15 August, 2017
Richelle King

Perfect weather? Check. Bondi beach? Check. Incredible Kiss Goodbye to MS runners? CHECK. Yes, the 2017 City2Surf definitely did not disappoint! On Sunday 13th August, over 70,000 people took part in one of the world’s largest fun runs – and of course, Kiss Goodbye to MS was there to soak up all the action and […]

15 August, 2017
Richelle King

Earlier this year Jillian Kingsford Smith phoned us, “I have a little fundraising idea”. We knew this one wouldn’t be small, because Jillian never really does anything on the small scale. Fast-forward 6 months and Jillian’s ‘small’ fundraising idea, was covering an entire building in a mosaic light show of people Kissing Goodbye to MS. […]

20 July, 2017
Richelle King

Nicole Jubber, who was diagnosed with MS in 2007 has been an active fundraiser for Kiss Goodbye to MS for many years and is committed to raising funds to accelerate research into MS. This June, Nic hosted not one, but two events for Kiss Goodbye to MS! Nic, who is regional Vice-President at Arbonne, an […]

07 July, 2017
Richelle King

Yep, it’s that time of year again where we ask you to get your running shoes out of the cupboard, buy yourself some awesome new active wear (did you know we sell amazing running singlets!) and register to race in a fun run near you for Kiss Goodbye to MS! Now we might not be […]

06 July, 2017
Richelle King

Well Brissie, we’ve got to hand it to you, you sure know how to host a festival! Saturday 1st July saw the streets shutdown and the stalls set up, ready to celebrate everything that makes the suburb of Teneriffe great – and believe us, there’s a LOT that makes this place buzz! Kiss Goodbye to […]

05 July, 2017
Richelle King

In 2017 Kiss Goodbye to MS have already raised $730,000 for research into MS and we are on track to reach our target of $1.25 million. We are confident that by the end of this year, with your support, we will have raised a total of $5 million since the campaign began, and all for […]

28 June, 2017
Richelle King

Throughout May hundreds of people registered to fundraise for Kiss Goodbye to MS. Together we have already raised over $672,000 for Kiss Goodbye to MS, which is a new record for this time of year! There have been countless events held, 15,500 pics posted on social media and thousands of donations – and we are […]

20 June, 2017
Richelle King

Have you been hoping to volunteer for Kiss Goodbye to MS but all the events seem to be in Sydney or Melbourne? Well now’s your chance to get involved by volunteering to help us at the Teneriffe Festival! We’re looking for 25 lovely volunteers to help us out on 1st July. We need our amazing […]

16 June, 2017
Richelle King

Melbourne, you’re the sports capital of Australia – now it’s time to prove it! Make sure you sign up today to run for Kiss Goodbye to MS in Run Melbourne 2017. Whether you’re a running newbie or a seasoned race veteran, there’s a circuit for everyone. With 5km, 10km or a (gulp) 21.1km half marathon, […]

15 June, 2017
Richelle King

Running season is fast approaching once again, so it’s time for all you Sydney siders to get out those running shoes, stretch your legs and sign up to raise funds for Kiss Goodbye to MS in this year’s City2Surf! City2Surf is Sydney’s most iconic race, with tens of thousands of runners taking part each year. […]

15 June, 2017
Richelle King

World MS Day: we hyped it up. We spread the word. We reminded you…Every. Single. Week.  And BOY did you guys deliver! World MS Day 2017 was HUGE and we are so thankful to everyone who got involved. Across the globe, thousands of supporters raised awareness and funds for MS. Together we got the world […]

13 June, 2017
Richelle King

Last week we told you about the fantastic Brokenwood Wines fundraising weekend, organised by the wonderful Fraiah McDonald. Fraiah was diagnosed with MS three years ago when she was just 24 years old. Inspired to fight after her diagnosis, Fraiah is a dedicated Kiss Goodbye to MS fundraiser. This is her story. As with many […]

26 May, 2017
Richelle King

As if we needed another reason to love Brokenwood Wines (a bottle of ‘Cricket Pitch’ anyone?), they’ve just given us one more. The wonderful sommeliers at the Brokenwood Winery in the Hunter Valley recently hosted a weekend of fundraising in support of Kiss Goodbye to MS this May. Throughout the 6th and 7th May, the […]

19 May, 2017
Richelle King

For Kiss Goodbye to MS ambassador Sara Donaldson, the cause is close to her heart. During a family holiday over ten years ago, Sara’s mum woke up one morning and knew something wasn’t right. At the time, the dominant emotion was confusion. After six months, several trips to the doctors and lots of to-ing and […]

17 May, 2017
Richelle King

Vogue are known for collaborating with some of the biggest names in the biz: Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Kiss Goodbye to MS – yep, you read that right! Okay, so we didn’t make the cover (we were just pipped to the post by Teresa Palmer this time) but Kiss Goodbye to MS is […]

17 May, 2017
Richelle King

What do Jen Hawkins, Megan Gale, Leisel Jones and Natalie Bassingthwaite all have in common? Okay, they probably have quite a few things in common! They are all inspirational, driven, successful Aussie women. However, one more (important!) thing they share is that they are all supporting Kiss Goodbye to MS this May! This year our […]

17 May, 2017
Richelle King

Check out this beautifully written excerpt published in Popsugar.com by our wonderful ambassador Mez Gallifuoco. Mez discusses her journey since being diagnosed with MS at just 18 years old: I remember the moment in the doctor’s office when he told me, everything seemed to stop. It felt so incredibly surreal. This is . . . […]

12 May, 2017
Richelle King

Fastway Couriers are back for another year to support Kiss Goodbye to MS during our busiest time of the year – the May rush! By offering us their couriering services free of charge, Fastway save Kiss Goodbye to MS approximately $10,000 in administration costs – which means more money is available for fundraisers and research […]

11 May, 2017
Richelle King

The 2017 Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign was officially launched on Friday 28th April in stunning style. Fifty VIP guests attended an intimate breakfast, hosted by our wonderful Ambassador, Rochelle Collis and her fiancé Babak, at their beautiful Mosman home. Surrounded by our key, long-standing supporters and members of the Kiss Goodbye to MS community, […]

11 May, 2017
Richelle King

Here at Kiss Goodbye to MS we rely upon our amazing pro-bono partners and none more so than Cube. The incredibly talented team at Cube, led by Susannah and Anne-Marie, work tirelessly to spread the Kiss Goodbye to MS message across the nation. The girls really give this campaign their all and often work late […]

10 May, 2017
Richelle King

There are many things Australia are best at: beaches, cricket, highest population of deadliest snakes on Earth (ahem)…However, we are also home to some of the best MS researchers in the world. There are 900+ researchers working around Australia to help us better understand multiple sclerosis, dedicating their careers to solving this disease. Whilst they […]

10 May, 2017
Richelle King

Whilst being diagnosed with MS is one of the most confronting things that can happen to a young woman, there are many misconceptions and myths that need to be debunked. Over the past decade we have gone from having 2 types of treatments, to now having 12 MS treatments available.  Research has shown that if […]

10 May, 2017
Richelle King

May has well and truly kicked off with a bang and the Kiss Goodbye to MS buzz has been amazing! When you’re featured in Vogue, you know you’re doing something right! The wonderful team at Vogue Australia wrote an insightful and much needed piece outlining the key facts of figures about MS and tackles some […]

09 May, 2017
Richelle King

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Sherlock Holmes? Well dust off your magnifying glass and get your investigative hat on because you’re in luck! On Sunday 28th May, our amazing fundraiser, Savannah Geisler, will be hosting the third annual Mackay MS Scavenger Hunt in support of Kiss Goodbye to MS. Teams are challenged to […]

08 May, 2017
Richelle King

If there’s one thing we know here at Kiss Goodbye to MS HQ, it’s the importance of a good red lippy – and we have one for you that’s pretty special. We are so happy to announce our partnership with Pout Cosmetics and Australia’s award-winning make-up artist, Becca Gilmartin, who have collectively launched the limited […]

05 May, 2017
Richelle King

Wednesday 31st May is World MS Day… which sounds like a pretty great excuse for a Kiss Goodbye to MS event if you ask us! On the last day of May the whole world will come together to raise awareness for MS. Here at Kiss Goodbye to MS we are planning a red morning tea […]

03 May, 2017
Richelle King

Have you considered raising funds for MS Research Australia? Kiss Goodbye to MS is our national fundraising campaign that asks the community to support research into MS. By fundraising for Kiss Goodbye to MS you become part of a supportive and uplifting community – and you are making an impact for research into MS. Does […]

20 April, 2017
Jillian Kingsford Smith
Richelle King

Jillian Kingsford Smith is one of our inspiring Kiss Goodbye to MS ambassadors. Jillian was diagnosed with MS in 2012 at the age of 42. A diagnosis with MS can be one of the most confusing and shocking things someone will ever experience. At the time of being diagnosed Jillian asked herself, “So what now?” […]

12 April, 2017
Richelle King

How amazing is Emma?! Our Kiss Goodbye to MS Ambassador, who was diagnosed with MS 7 years ago, has “gone red” for her “31 Days to Kiss Goodbye to MS” challenge! Every day of May, Emma will be rocking a red outfit. Pulling together a stylish, completely red outfit, every single day in May is […]

12 April, 2017
kiss goodbye to ms events
Richelle King

By fundraising for Kiss Goodbye to MS you become part of a supportive and uplifting community – and you are making an impact for research into MS. Still need some persuading? No worries! Here’s 10 reasons why fundraising is for you! It’s fun – Not that you need a reason for a girls night, but […]

12 April, 2017
Richelle King

One of the easiest ways you can raise money for Kiss Goodbye to MS is by wearing something red! Take some inspiration from our Ambassador, Emma Giunti. Emma, who has lived with MS for over 7 years, will be wearing red clothes, red lipstick and red nails every day of May to raise funds for […]

04 April, 2017
Richelle King

We can’t quite believe it ourselves but May is fast approaching and we are so excited to kick start the Kiss Goodbye to MS 2017 campaign! 2016 was an amazing year with $1,011,000 raised for research into MS and we are expecting 2017 to be even bigger. Our target for this year is our biggest […]

04 April, 2017
Richelle King

Fundraising is fun, easy and every dollar raised really does have a huge impact. Just a small amount of money can go a long way in supporting our researchers who are working hard to discover better treatments for MS and ultimately find the cure! Here are some ways your fundraising could make a difference… $50 […]

04 April, 2017
Richelle King

The year 2011 wasn’t great for Fiona. It was a time of tests, different treatments and, in her own words, a ‘doctor-merry-go-round’. However one year later, in 2012, life became a lot better. Fiona decided to fight her MS, and live her best possible life. This is when she discovered the power of fitness. After […]

28 March, 2017
Ayme

Caroline Williams is an amazing woman who has been walking nearly 200km each year for ten years- all to raise vital funds for research into MS! The Great New Zealand Trek is run by one of our colleagues in New Zealand. The trek was founded on the idea of raising funds for MS research by […]

08 March, 2017
Ayme

Inkpi is an amazing fundraising initiative, run by Kate Blakeman. Kate is one of our longest standing fundraisers! Following her sister Anna’s diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2013, Kate felt like the need to help. In her words, Inkpi is a “funny little word our family made up many years ago to describe the person, […]

07 March, 2017
Richelle King

The Irish Women’s National Rugby team are Kissing Goodbye to MS… right here in our own backyard! Multiple Sclerosis Ireland have welcomed the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign with open arms, and have decked their Women’s National Rugby Team out in Kiss Goodbye to MS gear prior to their departure for the Australian Women’s Ruby […]

13 February, 2017
Richelle King

In 2016 Kiss Goodbye to MS became a global success story, raising AU$1.45 million for research into MS. And in 2017 we are back! This year our global campaign involves 12 countries who come together for the same goal… to bring us closer to finding a cure for MS. Each country runs the campaign in […]

23 January, 2017
Richelle King

Look out world, we’re back! And we’re bigger than ever! In 2016 Kiss Goodbye to MS (our Aussie born and bread campaign) became a global success story, raising AU$1.45 million for research into MS. Our global campaign involves 12 countries who come together for the same goal… to bring us closer to finding a cure […]

23 January, 2017
Richelle King

Our mission is clear – to find the cure for multiple sclerosis. To do this we are committed to funding the best research in Australia, and to do this, we rely on your support. In 2016 our aim was to raise $1 million to contribute to the projects funded by MS Research Australia in 2017. This was a huge, […]

19 December, 2016
Richelle King

We decided to celebrate our favourite moments of 2016, and when we began making our list we quickly realised that limiting it to 5 moments would be impossible! So we decided that if we have so many favourite moments… why not add a few extras to our top 5? Especially when it is a moment as […]

14 December, 2016
Richelle King

It’s no secret that at Kiss Goodbye to MS we love an excuse for a party, and we like to think we can throw a pretty good one, if we do say so ourselves! Over the years we have thrown many great events, balls and dinners, but this year we decided to throw a launch […]

13 December, 2016
Richelle King

A few months ago Tom Pembroke raised $21,765 for Kiss Goodbye to MS. But that is only the beginning of this story. In 2013, Tom who is a high school teacher, decided to take on the Oceans Seven. The Oceans Seven consists of seven long distance open-water swims, and is considered the marathon swimming equivalent […]

13 December, 2016
Richelle King

At MS Research Australia our mission is clear – to accelerate research targeting the prevention, better treatments and to find a cure for MS. We are committed to this mission and to funding the best research in Australia. To do this, we rely on the support of the MS community, who come together to raise […]

09 December, 2016
Richelle King

A diagnosis with MS can be one of the most confusing and shocking things someone will ever experience. So imagine also being diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time. This was the confronting reality for Jillian Kingsford Smith when she was just 42 years of age. In defiance to her simultaneous diagnosis of breast […]

21 November, 2016
Richelle King

Last year a group of men, we now know as the ‘Tav to the Top’ boys decided they wanted to make a difference. They were inspired by their mate, who is living with MS, and committed to doing something to support research into MS. Someone suggested riding to the highest point in Australia, and despite […]

16 November, 2016
Richelle King

Can taking control of lifestyle factors change the way MS impacts your body? There is certainly growing evidence that suggests yes, lifestyle factors such as smoking, physical activity and pre-existing health conditions can affect the progression of MS. This is a difficult area of study as there are so many variables to be considered in […]

17 October, 2016
Richelle King

This is Neil and Hayden Robertson. They recently completed the Sydney City2Surf as a father son team. But Neil and Hayden weren’t running for themselves, they were running for two very special people in their lives who have lived with MS. From September to November community fun runs are held all around Australia. They are […]

17 October, 2016
Richelle King

Kiss Goodbye to MS has been named as the ‘runner up’ in the annual Third Sector Magazine awards for the top 5 national fundraising campaigns. Selected by an expert panel of industry professionals and voted by the not for profit industry, this second place award is a huge honour for MS Research Australia. Third Sector […]

13 October, 2016
Richelle King

In 2013 Nikki decided it was time to tick a few things off her bucket list. The first – do a big walk. The second, to raise money for charity. Why not do both at once?! Nikki has raised almost $12,000 for Kiss Goodbye to MS, and as if that wasn’t enough, she has just […]

30 September, 2016
Richelle King

When Rochelle’s husband proposed in 2015, he didn’t exactly propose in the traditional way. Rather than offering a ring, Babak proposed with the promise of two $1,000,000 donations to the charities of Rochelle’s choice. Yes, you did read that correctly, a two million dollar donation to charity! Rochelle’s sister Vianna was diagnosed with MS after […]

30 September, 2016
Richelle King

Every Sunday night Sara calls her mum. During the week they text and email, but every Sunday at 5pm, like clockwork, it is mother-daughter time. “My mum is still my biggest supporter, sharing my achievements and following me on every social platform… yes, even Snapchat. She’s the first person to let me know of any […]

30 September, 2016
Richelle King

With your support, Kiss Goodbye to MS has contributed more than $3.5 million to research into MS over the last 4 years. Together, in 2016 alone, we have raised $660,000. This is an incredible effort from our entire Kiss Goodbye to MS community. Whether you have raised a few hundred dollars or a few thousand […]

30 September, 2016
Richelle King

This is Millie and Sarah Horton, identical twin sisters who both work in investment banking. Their passion and determination is infectious, and they have committed to making a difference by raising funds for Kiss Goodbye to MS. Before Millie and Sarah were born, their mum was diagnosed with MS. Growing up the girls found it […]

21 September, 2016
Richelle King

If you missed the City2Surf or didn’t quite make your personal best, don’t worry…  The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is here! Why not join a marathon that runs past some of Sydney’s most spectacular landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge, and The Sydney Opera House. With a picturesque course, you’ll forget you are running a […]

12 September, 2016
Richelle King

14 Kilometres later and $20,000 raised, the 2016 City2Surf event was a huge success! With over 120 people running for Kiss Goodbye to MS on Sunday 14th of August, it was a day to remember. Alongside 80,000 other runners, the Kiss Goodbye to MS community rose to the challenge and powered on from Hyde Park, […]

24 August, 2016
Richelle King

Instead of having a regular bachelorette party, Sandra decided to celebrate her upcoming wedding a little differently. Some women have a lunch, others have a few cocktails… but Sandra decided to walk 5km! Together with a group of close girlfriends these amazing group of women organised a “Girl’s Day Out” and took part in the […]

24 August, 2016
Richelle King

Ever been to Canberra on a cold winter’s day? Layers upon layers still don’t seem to beat the chill. Imagine running barefoot on a frozen road at 6:00am on a lovely -5 degree morning. That’s what Nick has been doing to train for this year’s City2Surf, which he also completed barefoot, running 14km to raise important […]

24 August, 2016
Tanja Voss

Kiss Goodbye to MS relies on the community to come together to raise funds and awareness to accelerate research into MS. We keep our administration costs low, by not ‘reinventing the wheel’ and rather than hosting our own large scale events, we leverage existing community fun runs that are held around Australia with our own […]

16 August, 2016
Tanja Voss

Riding from The Tav North Nowra to the top of Mount Kosciusko in New South Wales first was just an idea that evolved while sitting around having a cold beer during the 2015 Christmas holidays. This idea has now eventuated into reality for Andrew McVey and the Tav to the Top team. The team is […]

05 August, 2016
Tanja Voss

Since the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign has gone global in 2016, nine countries have launched their own campaigns including the US, France, Sweden, Mexico, Argentina, Greece, Denmark, Ireland and New Zealand. The UK, Canada, Spain and India are currently developing their strategic approach and are planning to introduce Kiss Goodbye to MS in 2017. […]

05 August, 2016
Tanja Voss

Laura Elphick is one of our most long standing Kiss Goodbye to MS supporters. Laura’s mum Anne was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS 10 years ago. Ever since the diagnosis, her daughter has done everything she could to increase research into multiple sclerosis. Laura has raised more than $60,000 for MS research to date which […]

05 August, 2016