June is Motor Neurone Disease (MND) awareness month- MND describes a disease that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do. MND stops the messages from the nerves reaching those muscles causing the muscles to stiffen and weaken.
MND can affect up to 1 in 300 people and MND affects up to 5000 adults in the UK at any one time.
There isn’t a cure for MND but with everyone’s support more vital research can go into MND and more people who are diagnosed with MND can get the vital support they need.
To find out more and find out the different ways you can show your support visit The MND Association website.