Kildare Footballers Launch Walk to D-Feet MND

Kildare Footballers Give the Boot to Motor Neurone Disease

Walk to D-Feet MND

Cathal McNally, Tommy Moolick and Fergal Conway are giving the boot to motor neurone disease (MND) as they join the Walk to D-Feet. In Ireland, one person dies every five days from this devastating disease so the why not lace on your boots and join the Kildare Footballers and let’s take steps to D-Feet MND.

This summer, the IMNDA is hosting its second ‘Walk to D-Feet MND’. Come together with friends and family and join us in the picturesque grounds of Castletown House in Celbridge, Co Kildare on Saturday 19th of July at 11am to join our walk in aid of motor neurone disease.

Every step makes a difference. We walk for hope, we walk in support, and we walk so that one day we will see a world free of MND. Walking 5K can help the IMNDA to continue providing care for over 310 families across Ireland. Currently there are 7 families living with MND in Kildare.

Registration is €25 and can be paid online or on the day, all children under the age of 12 go free. This is a fully accessible route both buggy and wheelchair friendly. All walkers get a green IMNDA t-shirt. For more information see www.imnda.ie  or call 1800 403 403.

If you can’t make it on the 19th of July then why not host your own walk. We can provide you with all the tools necessary like buckets, t-shirts and sponsorship cards. Contact fundraising@imnda.ie   for your walk pack now.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.  MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order. MND is often referred to as the 1,000 day disease as most people die within 1,000 days of being diagnosed

The IMNDA is dedicated to providing care for people with Motor Neurone Disease, their carers and families as well as supporting research into the causes and treatments of MND. In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and friends of the association who generate 86% of its income.

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For more information contact:

Maeve Leahy mleahy@imnda.ie  or Derbhla Wynne dwynne@imnda.ie

01-8730422

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