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Activities to inspire inclusion for those living with MS across Abu Dhabi

Move for MS is an initiative launched in Abu Dhabi this month, which champions people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), through a range of inclusive sports activities.

Whether it's walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, hiking, or any other form of physical engagement, participants of all abilities can join in.

The initiative by National MS Society (NMSS) also encourages donations to support people affected by MS, which is also aligned with global MS Awareness month observed in March every year.

“In line with the NMSS mission, we're calling on the UAE community to participate in “Move for MS” campaign. Through this initiative, we aim to garner support for people living with this condition; to make them feel included, ensure that they are visible and know how much we care about their wellbeing." H.E. Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi, Vice Chair of the NMSS, Director General of Emirates Drug Establishment, and Executive Director of Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant program at Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC)

Several studios and gyms, including Inspire Sports, YogaOne Studio, Motion Cycling, Chapter Studio, The Bridge Wellness Hub, Seven Wellness Club, Breathes Wellness, Pilatiq Fitness Studio and CRANK Fitness, are all part of Move for MS and will donate proceeds from designated classes to NMSS.

Did you know?

The prevalence of MS is higher among younger individuals (18-39) compared to the rest of the population in the UAE, at 64.3%, while people aged 40-59 make up 31% of people living with MS.

To participate in any of the Move for MS fitness classes or to view class schedules, please click the file below:

EN_Move for MS Schedule
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