Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara, is asking his constituents to lend their support in finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal neurological condition which disrupts the signals from your brain reaching muscles, causing muscle weakness and wasting. It can affect the ability to eat, sleep, walk, talk and breathe without assistance. Average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 14 months and it is not yet known what causes it. There is no effective treatment or cure.
Funding MND research is a key priority for MND Scotland who have announced an additional £450,000 in to research projects and are highlighting what could be achieved with more investment in to MND research.
Commenting Brendan said: “MND affects people right across Argyll and Bute. MND Scotland provides care and support to people affected by the illness alongside cutting edge research to try and find a cure.
“Scotland is fast becoming one of the go to places to conduct MND research and MND Scotland’s Awareness Week [June 20-26] aims to raise £15,000 to invest in to further research projects.
“I am delighted to support MND Scotland and their Awareness Week goal of raising more money to invest in this critical research.”
MND Scotland Chief Executive Craig Stockton said: “MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness with no effective treatment and no cure. During MND Awareness Week 2016 we want to increase public awareness and understanding of MND.
“Funding for MND Research continues to be a priority for MND Scotland but with additional support we can do more! Text CUREMND to 70660 to donate £5 to MND Scotland.”