Get Sporty and Support People with Motor Neurone Disease

The countdown is on! Registration for the Flora Mini Marathon opens on Wednesday March 2nd and RTE Sports Presenters, Jacqui Hurley and Jimmy Magee are urging women of all ages to get sporty and support people with Motor Neurone Disease this year.

The Flora Mini Marathon is the world’s largest women’s race with over 780,000 ladies taking to the track to run the race down through the years. So why not join Jacqui and women from all over Ireland this June bank holiday and run the race to make a difference?

In Ireland, one person dies every five days from this devastating disease. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones. It is a condition that leaves people unable to do the everyday things that the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible.

MND strikes people across all ages and there is currently no known cure. The IMNDA provides specialised services for people affected by this debilitating disease such as equipment on loan, financial assistance towards home help, advice and home visits by a MND Nurse Specialist. The association also funds research.

In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and friends of the association who generate over 75% of its income. By running the mini marathon and raising as little as €250 you could fund nearly 20 hours of home care help making a real difference to those managing life with the symptoms of MND.

Jimmy Magee, IMNDA Patron “together, we will beat Motor Neurone Disease”.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Maeve Leahy or Gemma Watts

Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA)

Tel: 01 873 0422

Email: fundraising@imnda.ie