Global Day

Every year the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations celebrates 21 June as the global day of recognition of ALS/MND – a disease that affects people in every country of the globe.

ALS/MND  is a global problem. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or demographic. It is estimated that over 420,000 of the world’s population are living with ALS/MND right now. For every person diagnosed, the impact of the disease will be forever felt by their loved ones.

Why 21 June?

June 21 is a solstice – a turning point – and each year the ALS/MND community undertake a range of activities to express their hope that this day will be another turning point in the search for cause, treatment and cure of ALS/MND.

Join the fight… Spread the word

Global Day is an event that knows no boundaries, so everybody can be involved. Any event (big or small), any activity, any act, can be a part of raising awareness of ALS/MND.

Ways to spread the word:

  • Join our annual campaign! Each year, the Alliance uses Global Day as an opportunity to raise awareness and educate the international community. Learn about or 2016 campaign supporting the fundamental rights of PALS worldwide.
  • Wear a blue cornflower – the symbol of hope for people living with ALS/MND – and talk to people about ALS/MND.
  • Hold a free dress or wear blue day – encourage your local community, schools and businesses to get involved in return for a gold coin donation.
  • Use your social media accounts to spread Global Day awareness.

For further information about getting involved in Global Day, please contact the General Manager at