Aiming to go the ‘EXTRA Mile’ for MND
YOUR Personal Training will be completing the ‘EXTRA MILE’ challenge in support of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.
The YOUR Personal Training who are the UK’s largest Personal Training company is hoping to raise +£2000 through the event taking place on 17th November 2022.
Director James Lorey said: “We are thrilled to be supporting MND association as part of our 2023 charity efforts, we have been inspired by the fundraising efforts from the likes of Kevin Sinfield last year and wanted to do our part. I have sadly had first hand experience of the devastation this horrific disease has, having lost my father in-law to MND in 2020. Our aim is to raise funds but also awareness. On the event day we are aiming to have 4 hubs in operation across the UK each completing the 101 miles in groups of up to 10 participants”
The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND.
The money YOUR Personal Training raises on 17th November will help the charity continue its work.
MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease which affects the brain and spinal cord. It attacks the nerves that control movement and eventually leaves people unable to move, communicate or breathe. It kills a third of people within a year of diagnosis and half within two years. There is no cure.
To support YOUR PT’s fundraising efforts please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/your-personal-training
For more information about MND and the MND Association please visit www.mndassociation.org
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About the MND Association:
Please note that style wise motor neurone disease is lower case and then abbreviated to MND. The Motor Neurone Disease Association can be shortened to the MND Association, or the Association but never the MNDA.
The MND Association was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers with experience of living with or caring for someone with MND. We are the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.
We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.
We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.
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 no longer work. MND does not usually affect the senses such as sight, sound, feeling etc.
- It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe.
- Over 80% of people with MND will have communication difficulties, including for some, a complete loss of voice.
- It affects people from all communities.
- Around 35% of people with MND experience mild cognitive change, in other words, changes in thinking and behaviour. A further 15% of people show signs of frontotemporal dementia which results in more pronounced behavioural change.
- It kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis.
- A person’s lifetime risk of developing MND is around 1 in 300.
- Six people per day are diagnosed with MND in the UK.
- It affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.
- It kills six people per day in the UK, this is just under 2,200 per year.
- It has no cure.