Douglas Hughson

2021 Hobart MS Mega Swim

I need you to help me raise money for this great cause. .

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. It affects more than 25,000 people in Australia and is 3 times more common in women than in men.

MS means there is damage to the protective sheath (known as myelin) that surrounds the nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord. This damage causes scars, or lesions, in the nervous system, meaning that the nerves can’t send signals round the body properly.

A person's risk of developing MS is increased if they have a close relative with the condition.

The cause of MS is not known, but theories include that it is an autoimmune disease; that it is caused by genetic or environmental factors (it is more common the further away from the equator you live); and that it is caused by a virus.

There is currently no known cure for MS although there are treatment options. MS affects different people in different ways, and treatment often involves managing symptoms.

Please donate for this great cause , any donation are much appreciated  


I'M TAKING THE CHALLENGE TO FIGHT MS!

Aside from looking forward to joining others in the fun and atmosphere on the day, I’m taking part to raise funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition and average age of diagnosis is 30 . It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms vary so widely.

For instance, can you imagine waking up one day unable to do the everyday things you would usually take for granted? Like not being able to see properly (or at all), you physically can’t get out of bed, can’t walk to the phone to call someone – anyone – or live a life without pain?

All of a sudden your world has changed.

By being part of this event, and because of your generous sponsorship, the funds we raise will allow people living with multiple sclerosis to access vital MS Support Services. Services such as MS Peer Support, connecting people who are newly diagnosed with those who have lived with multiple sclerosis for a number of years, or the MS Employment Support program keeping Aussies living with multiple sclerosis in the work force.

Thank you again for your support.

My Achievements

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Received Five Donations

Reached 50% of Fundraising Goal

Reached 75% of Fundraising Goal

Reached 100% of Fundraising Goal

MS Hero Fundraiser

Thank you to my Sponsors

$54

Douglas Hughson

$52

Kym Grant

Go Doug

$52

Nicole Tremain

Swim Dougy swim 🏊‍♂️

$52

Katherine Cooper

Good luck Doug 👌

$50

Stuart Hughson

$20.80

Dana Gray

Nice work Doug 🙌

$20.80

Lorna Hughson

$20.80

Helen Lawson

$20.80

Emily Minnucci

Good shit Doug :)

$20.80

Barb Noble

Go Doug you are a good man

$20.80

Nikki Shean

$10.40

Lou D’amico

$10.40

Elise Hughson

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