Oceans of Hope is a worldwide campaign organized by Sailing Sclerosis Foundation which will take place for over a year. This initiative aims to change perceptions about people living with multiple sclerosis by showing what they can accomplish when they can commit to active lifestyles.
The project Oceans of Hope is led by Dr. Mikkel Anthonisen, founder of SSF and MS specialist at Rigshospitalet, Denmark. He and other members of the crew, including people with MS, will sail around the world, carrying a message of hope and creating the opportunity for members of the global MS community to connect with each other. This initiative will stop at various locations and will host several events to help change perceptions and bring awareness to the disease.
The trip will begin in Copenhagen in the 15th of June with planned stops in Kiel, Germany, Portsmouth, UK, La Rochelle, France, and Lisbon, Portugal. After Europe, the ship will sail to Boston, Massachusetts, USA, where the biggest scientific event about MS, ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS, will take place, between the 10th and 13th of September. It will then continue to sail the world, with planned stops in Australia and South Africa, before returning to Europe for ECTRIMS 2015, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, between the 7th and 10th of October 2015.
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