MS Ireland contacted me in relation to a campaign they are running starting today 1st February called Kiss Goodbye To MS (www.kissgoodbyetoms.ie) . Originally an initiative of MS Research Australia, MS Ireland joins 7 other MS organisations throughout the world as they encourage the public to ‘Kiss Goodbye to MS’ and raise money for vital research into the cause and cure of Multiple Sclerosis. Funds will also be used to support essential services for the 9,000+ people living with MS locally in Ireland.
It’s the first year the campaign has been run in Ireland but it has been very successful in Australia making over $1,000,000 last year alone. LET’S HELP MAKE MILLIONS!
Me puckering up for MS
I not only want to spread awareness of the campaign and include a photo of me wearing red lipstick, share on my blog and social media using #kissgoodbyetoms but also want pay for advertising to help that little bit more. We are asking people to make a €4 donation along with doing their selfie by texting ‘smooch’ to 50300. See what to do below!
Here is an example of the selfies taken by Irish Rugby Team player and lifestyle coach Sene with her husband Connacht Rugby player George Naoupu that they shared this week along with Trevis MS Irelands own blogger selfie so you have a better idea what the campaign looks like.
HERE’S WHAT TO DO
Kiss Goodbye to MS incorporates three key elements –wear, dare and share.
Put on your favourite red lipstick, pucker up and share a kiss on your social media platforms using the hashtag #kissgoodbyetoms. Don’t forget to text SMOOCH to 50300 to donate €4 and nominate your friends and family to take part. If you don’t fancy wearing red lipstick, any red item of clothing or accessory will do or anything red for that matter! That goes for men too.
Dare others to go red. As many as you like but please try nominate at least 5 people.
MS Ireland is urging all Kiss Goodbye to MS supporters to spread the word on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #kissgoodbyetoms.
Multiple Sclerosis is the most common disabling neurological disorder of young adults and affects more than 9,000 people in the island of Ireland. MS is a disease that affects the motor, sensory and cognitive functioning of the body, usually diagnosed between 20 and 40 years of age. The variance in presence, severity and duration of symptoms coupled with the intermittent and progressive nature of MS impacts not only the person with MS but also family. There is no known cause or cure for MS.
Thank you all in advance! Let’s #kissgoodbyetoms
Any bloggers feel free to copy and paste this text to a post with a paragraph from yourself to help spread awareness.