The May 50K raises a record-breaking $2 million for MS research!
This year we launched The May 50K, a new fundraising initiative for Kiss Goodbye to MS. The May 50K has been developed to increase the funds raised for research into multiple sclerosis and fast track our way to Kiss Goodbye to MS.
Up until last year, Kiss Goodbye to MS used to run as a “do-it-yourself” style fundraising campaign, where supporters came up with their own idea for how they wanted to fundraise. This fundraising model attracted some of our most creative and unique fundraisers such as horse rides, car rallies, sky dives and gala balls for Kiss Goodbye to MS. It’s been a fantastic journey and raised over $6.4 million globally to fund MS research.
To encourage more people to get involved in fundraising for MS research, this year we asked people to run or walk 50 kilometres throughout May whilst raising funds to support life changing MS research and help us leave MS where it belongs, behind us – The May 50K. The May 50K is a virtual fitness and fundraising challenge during the month of May, where people can run or walk when and where they like, to reach an overall distance goal of 50km. Turns out our Kiss Goodbye to MS community was so ready to tackle this challenge head on!
More than 9,200 people signed up for the challenge of completing 50km and raising life changing funds for research into MS throughout the month of May.
Together you put all your love, sweat and tears into this challenge, received over 40,159 donations, logged over 474,575 kms and raised an outstanding and record-breaking $2 million for MS research! Your passionate and dedicated efforts help MS Research Australia to keep funding the brightest Australian MS researchers to help find better treatments and ultimately a cure for MS.
We knew we could count on you! Once again you showed what a special, determined and supportive community you are. Thank you to everyone that took on The May 50K. Our Kiss Goodbye to MS community have completely knocked this one out of the park!
We can wholeheartedly say that with more funding, it’s not a matter of ‘if’, it’s a matter of ‘when’ we will Kiss Goodbye to MS. Together we can stop and reverse MS.
Thank you for making this our biggest year ever… and we’re only half way through the year!
Now enjoy your well-deserved rest and stay tuned– we’ve got big plans for 2020!