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The MND Move The World Challenge (MTWC)

About The Challenge

Over the course of just one year, from Sat 6th May 2017 to Sat 5th May 2018, a crazy band of wonderful people will be aiming to circumnavigate the Earth’s diameter by Running, Swimming, Rowing, Cycling, Jogging and Walking the equivalent number of miles… 24,881* to be exact!
 
Starting in Northampton, England, we will each be 'donating' miles into the pot and hopefully complete the full distance in just 365 days - moving round the world to raise invaluable funds to help those who may not be able to and also support further research into this horrendous, undiscriminating illness.
 
This website has been lovingly designed and created by some more wonderful people - for Free! - to enable you to follow our progress and, if you can, donate a little something to help us along our way…
 
We are taking donations via JustGiving so it is simple, fast and secure. With JustGiving your details are safe - they'll never sell them or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the MND Association.
 
Thank you,
 
The MND MTWC Team xx


*The circumference of the Earth at the Equator is 24,901.6 miles but, if you measure it through the North and South Poles, it is slightly shorter at only 24,859.8 miles. We have therefore used an average of the 2 distances, which is 24,881 (to the nearest mile).
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So far, we've covered:
18,822 miles
75.65%  of the way!
 

So, what's it all about?

For the vast majority, Motor Neurone Disease, MND (or ALS as it is known as to some parts of the world) is a death sentence and for some it is a lifetime of reliance on others.

Sadly, for my Pops, in November 2008 his fate was the former and a little over a year after his formal diagnosis he died.

Until it hit our family like a thunderbolt, I knew nothing of what MND/ALS was - a progressive disease that attacks the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, which means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.

MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.

Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life... and that is the point of this challenge.

All the money raised will go to helping people with and directly affected by Motor Neurone Disease.

Please, give what you can.

Thank you,

Jay

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The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improve care and support for people affected by MND. The MND Association is Registered in England. Registered Charity no. 294354.

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