Every year on 21 June the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) joins with the wider MND community around the world to mark Global MND Awareness Day – a date selected because it marks the summer solstice, seen by many as a turning point in the year and the start of a new season of hope.
This year, the MND Association is inviting you to tell the world your story, share your first-hand experiences – however raw, however unfiltered – and, whether you are living with or are affected by MND, help others learn and understand more about the disease. They’re calling it MND Over Matter.
Click here for more information about #MNDOverMatter.
MND is the short term for motor neurone disease, which affects the nerves known as motor neurones. These nerves are found in the brain and spinal cord, and they help tell your muscles what to do.
MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life. It affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time and there is a 1 in 300 risk of getting MND across a lifetime. It can affect adults of any age but is more likely to affect people over 50.
PCH has teamed up with the MND Association for 12 months of charity fundraising in memory of a much missed and popular staff member, Lisa Goodman.
Throughout the year, PCH will be raising money for the MND Association through a variety of events, sharing updates about our fundraising efforts of staff on our website and on social media.
This week we are supporting the official Bring Your Dog to Work Day with our staff at Plumer House to kickstart our fundraising.
You can donate to PCH's very own MND Association via our brand new Justgiving Page where all online donations across the year will be managed.