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Chris Johnson is raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Empowered People


Event date: 14th May 2023

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My story

My brother-in-law David is a cancer survivor who was then diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. This time, however, we are also faced with the harsh reality that there is no cure for MND. The type he has is called ALS (there are several different types of MND) which comes with an average life expectancy of 2-5 years from the onset of symptoms. We now know the early symptoms were there at the same time as the cancer, 3 years ago.

David has been a long distance fell runner for over 30 years and I have enjoyed sharing some of those long days in the hills with him and his wife Helen.

Both the West Yorkshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and Todmorden based charity EMpowered People have supported David and his family a lot over the past year or so since the diagnosis.

I am joining my sister-in-law Helen and thousands of others running the Rob Burrow marathon to help raise awareness of MND and to raise money for the two local charities that are supporting David and Helen.

Whilst a cure for Motor Neurone Disease is not yet a reality, we can still make a positive difference to those living with MND by raising money for these charities. Please will you help us to help them improve the quality of life for those living with the devastating effects of this most awful disease?

Every donation, no matter how small will help to make a difference.

Please Note: All funds raised will be split 80:20 between the West Yorkshire Branch of the MND Association, and Empowered People.

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Chris Johnson is fundraising for 2 charities

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity number: 294354

Empowered People

Charity number: 1153703

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Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon 2023

14th May 2023

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