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Darren O’Neill Joins the Fight against Motor Neurone Disease

July 20th, 2013

Walk to D-Feet MND

Irish Boxing Olympian and European Silver medallist, Darren O’Neill has joined the fight against motor neurone disease (MND). In Ireland, one person dies every five days from this devastating disease so join Darren and let’s take steps to D-Feet this.

This summer, the IMNDA is hosting a ‘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 20th of July at 11am to help kick-start our first walk in aid of motor neurone disease.

Darren is encouraging families across Ireland to ‘Walk to D-Feet MND’ to join the ranks and fight against this progressive, incurable and terminal disease. Together, let’s take steps to D-Feet MND.

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 300 families across Ireland.

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 .

MND is a progressive neurological 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 of all ages and there is no cure. There are over 300 people with MND at any one time in Ireland.

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 80% of its income.

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