Motor Neurone Disease National Awarness Month
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.
“My children are slowly becoming my hands. For now, I can still make a cup of tea and give them a hug,” said Róisín Foley
To help support Róisín and the MND Awareness month we want you to Drink Tea for MND in June! So let’s all raise a cuppa and share the stories of over 370 families right across Ireland affected by this disease.
To organise your Drink Tea for MND event throughout the month of June all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org or Freefone 1800 403 403 and we will send you out a Supervalu sponsored Tea pack.
If you can’t organise a tea day why not make a tea donation just Text MND to 50300 and donate €2. (Some network providers charge VAT, meaning a minimum of €1.63 will go to IMNDA. Service Provider LIKECHARITY 0766805278)
Listen out for the Radio adverts that will be airing from the 4th - 24th June and also keep an eye out on Dublin Bus for our awareness posters which will be visible from 11th – 25th May. For more visit www.imnda.ie or visit https://imnda.ie/drink-tea-for-mnd-2018/
eHealthireland will also be working closely in the future with IMNDA to see how technology in the eHealth sector is making a difference to the lives of people who live with Motor Neurone Disease.