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Motor Neurone Disease Global Awareness Day

Motor Neurone Disease referred to as ALS of Lou Gehrig’s disease across the world affects over 5,000 people in the UK and every 1-2 per 100,000 of the globe’s population.

MND Global Awareness Day is the one day on which every member of the International Alliance of ALS / MND Associations has in common to mark the global fight against MND. ALS / MND is a global problem. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity or demographic and for every person diagnosed, the impact of the disease will be forever felt by their loved ones.

Join the fight…Spread the word

Global Day is an event that knows no boundaries, so everybody can be involved. Any event, big or small, any activity, any act, can be a part of raising awareness.

Ways to spread the word:

  • Join our annual campaign! Each year, the Alliance uses Global Day as an opportunity to raise awareness and educate the international community.
  • Wear a blue cornflower – the symbol of hope for people living with ALS / MND and talk to people about the disease.
  • Hold a free dress or wear blue day – encourage your local community, schools and businesses to get involved for a small donation.
  • Use your social media accounts to spread Global Day awareness.


The Merseyside branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association will this year be leading GORON for MND, a campaign to raise the profile of the diseas. A GORON is a flash mob with a difference, as nobody actually moves. People lie down on the floor keeping perfectly still. As people living with MND find themselves trapped in their own body, this simple ‘silent protest’ is a very effective visual way to engender interest and ultimately awareness.

To find out more about fundraising and local events taking place across the UK visit the MND Association’s website here.


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