I was recently contacted by a Ms. Maggie Danhalkl from the Healthline company. She asked me to help spread the word about a very innovative campaign to raise contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. It is called the "You've Got This" campaign. But this campaign is not asking for monetary contributions from yourself. Healthline will provide the contributions in exchange for just posting a video on their website. It is targeting people who live with MS to shoot of video of themselves to provide hope and inspiration to newly diagnosed MS patients. I find this campaign to quite the gem. Not only are you providing a way for much needed funds that can help the MS Society in its mission, but you are also providing help, support, hope, and inspiration to those people who were just diagnosed. As a person living with Atypical MS/Devic's Syndrome I remember vividly of how scared and isolated I felt when I was just diagnosed. This provides a forum for newly diagnosed MS patients to feel hopeful, less fearful, and most importantly not alone in their battle. As you might know the MS Society uses the money they receive to fund research of MS and treatments, help to MS patients, and many other important services that are needed on a personal level.
All you have to do is shoot a short video of yourself detailing your own personal story of living with multiple sclerosis. The main theme here is to provide inspiration and hope to so many that may feel that their new diagnosis is the end of their world. Anyone living with MS is free to do this, but even if you don't have MS you can help just by spreading the word. For each video that is posted Healthline will donate $10 to the National MS Society. Also, Healthline will select one winner from the top five most viewed videos and that person will receive a $50 American Express gift card. This whole campaign is a win-win situation. So, warm up your cameras and start recording. For those not living with MS, warm up your fingers and spread the word about this wonderful campaign. Below, you will find the link for this campaign. Just click on it and follow the site's instructions.
Please feel free to leave me comments, share your video, and your story right here on my site. I would love to hear from you all.