The colour red can be associated with love, passion or anger, but for the month of May, you can also associate it with helping those affected by MS, by taking part in MS Australia's latest initiative — Kiss Goodbye to MS.
All you need to do is wear red lipstick for the month of May. It's that simple. Then find sponsors (family and friends) and raise money that will go towards preventing and treating MS, as well as support and services for those with MS.
If red lipstick is out of the question, or if you're a male, you can still take part with other activities. Wear something red, dye your hair red, or simply wear badges or other merchandise to show your support. If red really isn't your colour, then 'kiss goodbye' to something instead by giving up something you love, whether coloured red (like wine) or not (such as coffee). It's up to you how you raise the money.
There are already many events set up nationwide, why not add one of your own? Here are some fundraising ideas to get you started.
To join, simply register as a fundraiser to create your profile and start raising money. If you can't join but want to donate to the event anyway, you can do so on the Kiss Goodbye to MS donation page. Another option is 'daring' someone else to take on the challenge of wearing red in May, and supporting their efforts.
Multiple sclerosis is an incurable disease that affects over 21,000 Australians. It mostly affects people between 20 and 40, and three times more women than men. So wear or dare, and share, this May to help those affected by MS and, most importantly, to help find a cure.