World MS Day Event
In celebration of the World MS Day 2023, the HKMSS collaborated with the HKNMDA to organize a ‘Health Talk and Activity Day’ on 6 May 2023, which was held physically at the Sham Shui Po District Council Yan Oi Tong Mei Foo Neighbourhood Activity Centre. More than 50 patients, caretakers and healthcare professionals came together and shared a cozy Saturday afternoon.
Our emcee was Ms Akina Fong, who has a rich history of hosting different healthcare activities. Mr. Lui, the current president of the HKNMDA, and Dr. Stephen Cheng, the HKMSS president, both gave welcoming speeches. Dr. KL Shiu of our council then began his health talk, and gave a comprehensive overview of the various treatment options currently available for MS. The talk was followed by a Q&A session, where Dr. Shiu answered questions from our participants. Finny, an MS patient, then shared her personal MS journey.
After a short teabreak, where participants enjoyed specially made macarons decorated with the World MS Day logo, we were joined by Felice, a certified instructor of Laughter Yoga, who taught us how to stay positive by laughing and breathing exercises. Instant photo printing service was also provided on site to let participants take home and decorate their memorable photos with specially designed stickers.
We would like to thank everyone for joining this first full-physical event after the COVID restrictions were lifted, and hope our participants enjoyed the day!
Dr. KL Shiu