About motor neurone disease (MND):
- MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
- It attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles refuse to work. Sensory nerves are not usually affected.
- It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe.
- It affects people from all communities.
- It kills around a third of people within a year of diagnosis, and more than half within two years.
- It affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.
- It has no cure.
About the Motor Neurone Disease Association:
The MND Association was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers with experience of living with or caring for someone with MND. Since then, we have grown significantly, with an ever-increasing community of volunteers, supporters and staff, all sharing the same goal – to support people with MND and everyone who cares for them, both now and in the future.
We are the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.
Champion the Charter on your doorstep is a MND Association initiative.