OLUWAFUNMILAYO KHAFASAT FASHINA FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE FOR WORLD ‘MUTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY’ DAY
October 3rd is designated as World MSA Day by the International MSA community. It is a day to reflect on how far we have come in the MSA cause. A time to reflect on what we did and what we could have done over the past year. It is a day to collectively pay respect to people around the globe fighting MSA battles and those who we have lost along the way.
It is also another opportunity to spread the word on Multiple System Atrophy, a campaign we intend to continue championing in Nigeria and beyond until our voices echo around, again and again till everyone becomes aware, till we defeat this rare condition and a solution is found. Collectively, we are already making head way, recording strides in the right direction with on-going researches around the world and more medical professionals getting involved. The key is to get more people aware and interested. This is the reason why we organize seminars, engage in walks, distribute pamphlets, and continually reach out to the media, as we understand the strength and importance of the press in spreading the message and reaching out to the general public. We also do appreciate the immense support and cooperation in driving and promoting this crusade.
For this year’s celebration, Oluwafunmilayo Khafasat Fashina Foundation will be hosting friends and well wishers, to an evening cocktail at St. Saviour’s Hall, Onikan (Opposite Tafawa Balewa Square Auditorium). Time will be 7pm to 9pm prompt. There will be special candle lighting at 8pm local time as a symbol of respect and support for everyone that may be affected by MSA worldwide and for all those loved ones who have lost their battle in the past. This symbolic gesture will also be carried out everywhere in the world by persons, groups, families and friends united in the MSA cause. The idea is that as candles are lit round the globe, a virtual 24-hour wave of light will be created as it moves from time zone to time zone; an unbroken chain of illumination reaching every corner of the earth for 24 hours. This will symbolically unite family and friends all over the world and bring awareness to MSA.
We hope you all join us as we celebrate World MSA Day in Nigeria.