The 25th International
Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Society

WMS2020 is the first ever virtual congress and because it’s our 25th year we wanted to mark it in a special way. People living with muscle-wasting conditions have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are acknowledging this by creating the opportunity for all WMS2020 Congress attendees to get involved by taking on their very own #WMS25CHALLENGE to raise money and awareness for relevant charities across the world.


  • To sign-up by 21st September please email to request your personalised link
  • Get creative and set your own challenge based around the number 25.
  • Decide on your activity - suggestions include; running, walking, cycling, rolling, hula hooping, skipping, dancing, singing, quizzing, gaming, jumping, stretching, exercising, swimming etc.
  • Decide on your measurement - 25 miles, kilometres, laps, lengths, repetitions of an activity etc.
  • Set your timescale - 25 hours, minutes or seconds etc.
  • Complete your #WMS25CHALLENGE between the 28th of September and the 2nd of October.
  • - Get your story out on social platforms using the hashtags #WMS25CHALLENGE and #WMS2020 to make sure it features on the Congress Twitter Wall.
    - Complete your #WMS25CHALLENGE and share images along the way.
  • Fundraise or make a donation - select your charity from the list below or send us details of your alternative chosen charity by Friday 11th September.

Because we can’t meet in person this year and get to know each other, it would be great if you could share photos of where you are doing your challenge in your local area, showing off landmarks and scenery. Next time we meet it will be fun to look back and enjoy sharing our virtual experiences together.

CLICK on your selected charity below and use reference WMS25 when making your donation so the charity can report on the challenge’s impact.

Country Organisation
Argentina Asociación Distrofia Muscular para las Enfermedades Neuromusculares logo
Canada Muscular Dystrophy Canada logo
Czech Republic Muscular Dystrophy Association in the Czech Republic logo
France Association Française contre les Myopathies (AFM) logo
Germany Deutsche Gesellschaft für Muskelkranke e.V. (DGM) logo
Italy Unione Italiana Lotta alla Distrofia Muscolare logo
Spain ASEM Federation  logo
Switzerland The Swiss Foundation for Research on Muscle Diseases logo
Turkey Neuromuscular Association of Turkey-Kasder logo
United Kingdom Muscular Dystrophy UK logo
United States Muscular Dystrophy Association logo
United States The RYR-1 Foundation logo

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