Jessica Magnano

2022 Melbourne MS Walk Run + Roll


Walk, Run + Roll, I’m taking part to fight MS!

In 2016, my mum was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In a nutshell, it is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of the nerves (myelin sheath). This causes nerve damage and can disrupt the communication between the brain and body. While some forms of MS are progressive where symptoms worsen steadily overtime, the other form is relapsing-remitting which results in periods of 'flare-ups' of symptoms.

Multiple sclerosis affects more young people than any other chronic neurological condition and the average age of diagnosis is 30. It can strike anyone at any time and the symptoms vary so widely. People with MS are often misunderstood and symptoms and feelings can be 'brushed-off' by those not educated, as it is not always a disease you can 'see'.

I am joining in the MS Walk Run + Roll to make a difference in the lives of Australians living with multiple sclerosis. I have challenged myself to complete the kilometres and to raise funds to fight MS!

Because of your generous support, the funds that are raised will allow people living with multiple sclerosis to access vital MS Support Services, such as MS Peer Support, or the MS Employment Support program keeping Australians living with multiple sclerosis in the workforce.

Thank you again for your support.

My Achievements