South Scotland MSP backs MND Scotland’s fight to Cure MND


In advance of Global MND Awareness Day on 21st June South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth is asking his constituents to help Cure MND.


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.


South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth said:

“When friends are affected by Motor Neurone Disease, you see at first hand the impact this dreadful disease has on them and their families. Sadly, there are hundreds of people right across our area affected by the disease. That’s why the work of MND Scotland in providing care and support is so important to our region.  


Ultimately, we all want to see a cure and Scotland is becoming a centre for research into MND.  MND Scotland’s Awareness Week campaign aims to raise a further £15,000 to invest in research and it is great that many local people are taking part in fundraising events not just during awareness week, but all year round. I am pleased to support MND Scotland and their Awareness Week goal of raising more money to invest 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! Text CUREMND to 70660 to donate £5 to MND Scotland.


“Join the MND fight today and help us create a world without MND tomorrow.”

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