Donating to Charity
Part of what we are wanting to achieve with Gray.Label is not just about "us", but also about being able to give back and help others within our community.
We have started this by donating $1 from every sale to Charity. We put 3 charities to vote by our Customers and the chosen Charity was MS Research Australia.
Here is a little bit about MS and MS Research Australia and how by shopping with us, you too are now part of this movement in giving back.
What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
MS is the most common acquired chronic neurological disease affecting young adults, often diagnosed between the ages of 20 to 40 and, in Australia, affects three times more women than men. As yet, there is no cure.
There is no known single cause of MS, but many genetic and environmental factors have been shown to contribute to its development.
In MS, the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks and damages the fatty material – called myelin – around the nerves. Myelin is important for protecting and insulating nerves so that the electrical messages that the brain sends to the rest of the body, travel quickly and efficiently.
As the myelin breaks down during a MS attack – a process called demyelination – patches of nerves become exposed and then scarred, which render the nerves unable to communicate messages properly and at risk of subsequent degeneration. This means that the brain cannot talk to other parts of the body, resulting in a range of symptoms that can include a loss of motor function (e.g. walking and hand and arm function, loss of sensation, pain, vision changes and changes to thinking and memory).
Who Are MS Research Australia?
MS Research Australia are the largest not-for-profit organisation dedicated to funding and coordinating MS research in Australia, as part of the worldwide effort to unravel the complexity of MS.
The primary mission is to accelerate research towards the prevention, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for MS.
To read more about MS and MS Research Australia, below is a link to their website.