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The Big Walk 2024 for Motor Neurone Disease Research

The Big Walk 2024 is back and better than ever! Returning on Friday 28 June, walkers will be fundraising to improve the lives of MND patients long into the future.
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Support the Big Walk 2024 at University of Sheffield and help to advance Sheffield's pioneering Motor Neurone Disease research.

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.

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