NTDC Team Members Take Part in The Big Walk for MND Research 

04 July 2024

NTDC team members, Sara Bacon (Centre Manager) and Savannah Lawson (Marketing & Communications Officer) saw wind, sun and rain on The Big Walk 2024 to support the fundraising efforts for The University of Sheffield MND research. 

You can read more here and support this vital research here

From The University of Sheffield:

"MND is a terminal condition. It affects the brain and nerves and is nearly always fatal. There is currently no cure.

Those with the condition will lose the ability to walk, use their arms and hands, speak, eat and breathe, in no particular order. It is commonly regarded as a rare condition. But this isn't true. 1 in every 300 people, across all UK communities, will develop MND in their lifetime. MND kills six people in the UK every day, with a third of those diagnosed losing their lives within just a year. Tragically, people die from this devastating disease because there are currently no treatments that can stop it.

But there's hope.

MND research has now reached a point where life-saving treatments are potentially on the horizon. And Sheffield is more than ready to be a frontrunner to find the answers. The University of Sheffield has world leading MND researchers working tirelessly to find a cure for this debilitating disease. The University of Sheffield is the first in the UK to successfully run a clinical trial for MND using gene therapy. And this therapy is helping to advance our research to ultimately deliver treatments to patients living with this devastating condition.

Your support can make a much needed breakthrough in MND come sooner. And improve the lives of patients long into the future."