Today (Tuesday) on Global MND Awareness Day, Arbroath’s Signal Tower Museum is lighting up with the colour blue to raise awareness of the terminal illness.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressing terminal illness which prevents signals from the brain reaching the muscles, causing muscle weakness and wasting. This means someone can lose the ability to walk, eat, speak and breathe unaided.
For MND Awareness Week (June 20-26) MND Scotland also announced a £450,000 investment into three new research projects and are encouraging the public to help them do more to ‘Cure MND’ by donating to fund vital research.
MND Scotland is the only charity in Scotland providing support to, and campaigning on behalf of, people affected by MND, as well as funding research.
Craig Stockton, CEO of MND Scotland, said: “MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness with no effective treatment and no cure. That’s why during MND Awareness Week 2016 we want to increase awareness and understanding of MND, the importance of research and raise funds to help take us a step closer to finding a cure.
“It’s great that the Signal Tower has shown their support our Awareness Week. During this week we want highlight the importance of research.
“Funding MND research is a key priority for MND Scotland. We currently fund three research projects in Scotland and are delighted to be able to announce this further £450,000 into an additional three projects. But with your support we can do more! Join the MND fight today and help us create a world without MND tomorrow.”
To donate £5 text CUREMND to 70660 or donate online at www.mndscotland.org.uk.