As the campaign gathers momentum, Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is encouraging people to help Kiss Goodbye to MS up until February 14th: to ‘go red’ and Wear, Dare and Share: wear red or hold a ‘red day’, dare to get sponsored for an MS Ireland sky dive, and share with friends and family to spread the word. Please text SMOOCH to 50300 to donate €4 and nominate others to take part. For more information visit www.kissgoodbyetoms.ie
- Two-thirds of people want to kiss goodbye to unhealthy eating habits in 2017. 24% want to kiss goodbye to too much screen time, and 11% aim to bid farewell to spending too much time at work. 2% claim that they plan to kiss goodbye to their partner!
- Italy is the country most likely to engage in Public Displays of Affection (PDA) according to 46% of those surveyed for Kiss Goodbye to MS
- Ireland is less likely to engage in PDA (8%) but 90% told Kiss Goodbye to MS that they wish to increase the amount of PDA they show
- While 3% still show their affection with a letter, 72% show it with a kiss
- A majority of romantics view Public Displays of Affection as ‘sweet’ (52%)
- 60% of us kiss our partner goodbye each morning
- One third of people in Ireland are most likely to engage in Public Displays of Affection while on holiday or equally while on a date (33%)
- Ireland’s favourite Public Display of Affection (PDA) is to hold hands (41%), followed by a hug (32%)
- Only 10% like to be kissed on the lips in public and a kiss on the cheek is favoured by 7%
Actress Aoibhinn McGinnity is bringing her support to the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign: 'I'm delighted to be part of this effort to raise funds for MS research and help people living with MS. It's an important campaign for people and family members affected by MS, which is usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. Please go red, and wear, dare and share to support them.'
Thank you for taking part in our 'kiss' themed survey!
Please visit www.kissgoodbyetoms.ie for more information or to order an event pack. #kissgoodbyetoMS