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Susan's Moonlight Colourthon page

Fundraising for Myositis UK

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  • Event: Moonlight Colourthon, 06 Jul 2019

Myositis UK

We raise funds for research to help improve treatments & diagnosis

Charity Registration No. 327791

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As many of you will know my husband Ian was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis in October 2018.

Dermatomyositis is a disease that causes chronic muscle inflammation and weakness. It affects the muscles and connective tissues of the body, and sometimes the joints too.

The main symptoms are muscle weakness and inflammation, as well as skin rashes (‘derma’ means skin, ‘myo’ means muscle, and ‘itis’ means inflammation). The muscular weakness may be progressive and can be severely disabling.

There is no cure for this disease at present so Ashleigh and I are taking part in the Colourthon Half Marathon on 6 July to try and raise some much needed funding for Myositis UK which is a small national charity providing information to those affected by myositis and funding research to improve diagnosis and treatment.

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