June 21 every year is MND Global Awareness Day. MND Associations across the world use the day to raise awareness of the disease to the general public.
What is MND?
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, swallow and breathe fail to work normally and eventually die.
With no nerves to activate them the muscles gradually weaken and waste.
This important day is also used to express hope that one day there will be a turning point in the search for cause, treatment and cure of this disease.
This is a time when people living with MND, those who have lost someone to MND, carers, researchers, staff and volunteers can come together and reflect on their journey in a caring and supportive environment.
Increasingly, the international MND community is seeking ways to work together to try to capture the attention of the public media to increase their reach.
Join the fight… Spread the word
MND Global Day is an event that knows no boundaries, so everybody can be involved. Any event (big or small), any activity, any act, can be a part of raising awareness of MND.
Ways to spread the word:
- Take part in the fight against MND – https://fightmnd.org.au/
- Use the hashtag #ALSMNDWithoutBorders to share information and education about MND on social media!
- Celebrate international partnerships and collaborations that make us united in the worldwide fight against MND.
- Show your support for the Fundamental Rights of people living with MND by reading and sharing this advocacy tool.
- Hold a fundraiser for your local MND association.
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