In advance of Global MND Awareness Day on 21st June Joan McAlpine is asking her constituents to support MND Scotland’s cutting edge research.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressing terminal neurological condition which affects the signals from your brain reaching muscles, causing muscle weakness and wasting. It can affect the ability to eat, sleep, walk, talk and breathe unaided. Average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 14 months and it is not yet known what causes it. There is no effective treatment or cure.
Funding MND research is a key priority for MND Scotland and during Awareness Week they will be highlighting what could be achieved with more funding.
“MND affects people all across the country. MND Scotland not only do a fabulous job supporting people affected by the illness but are also involved in research to find a cure.
“MND Scotland’s Awareness Week campaign is hoping to raise £15,000 to invest in this research.
“I am delighted to support MND Scotland and their Awareness Week goal of raising more money to invest in this critical research.”
MND Scotland Chief Executive Craig Stockton said:
“MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness with no effective treatment and no cure. During MND Awareness Week 2016 we want to increase public awareness and understanding of MND. Funding for MND Research continues to be a priority for MND Scotland but with additional support we can do more!
“Join the MND fight today and help us create a world without MND tomorrow.”
Text CUREMND to 70660 to donate £5 to MND Scotland.