16 March, 2016
The Motor Neurone Disease Association has appointed us to work on this year’s MND Awareness Month.
Six people are diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) every day in the UK. This rapidly progressing disease affects the brain and spinal cord. It is fatal and can kill fast; a third of people die within a year from diagnosis, and more than half within two years.
Chris James, MND Association Director of External Affairs, said: Our Awareness Month in June will use real stories to show how lives are cut short and underline the devastating impact of MND. While primarily an awareness and PR-focussed campaign it will also be a platform to engage more people in raising funds to support research or to engage in volunteering opportunities to strengthen the charity’s campaigning voice; striving to improve care of people affected by MND across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”