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30 Years of RAGMSA (Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness)

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 4 December 2018
30 Years of RAGMSA (Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness)

We had the honour and privilege to have Past President Martin Taurins and Rotarian Diana Taurins from Rotary Club of Gisborne to talk about their journey with Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA) and how the formation evolved for the past thirty (30) years on Tuesday, 4th December 2018.

Photo from left to right: Past President Martin Taurins, Rotarian Diana Taurins and our very own Past President Steven Aquilina

Their late son, Past President Jacob Taurins from Rotary Club of Essendon North was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) at age 20. Before Jacob was diagnosed, Martin and Diana joined the Rotary Club of Gisborne to give back after thier daughter went to Sweden on a Rotary Youth Exchange. Members from Rotary Club of Gisborne had empathy for Jacob's condition and started a club project, which later became a district-endorsed program. This encouraged Martin and Diana to gather together Rotarians internationally with an interest in finding a cure for the disease and form the Rotarian Action Group for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA) to help clubs organize projects to assist individuals and families impacted by MS, promote MS awareness and urge Rotarians to work with their local MS societies to get involved.

  

Martin and Diana vowed to continue this journey and encourages us to volunteer with RAGMSA to take it to greater heights (more information can be found here -  Why the Rotarian Action Group for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA) was formed).

We like to acknowledge the visiting Guest that came:

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    • Racquel Shroff
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