Christina with MND Chair, Lawrence Cowan, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Hannah Laycock, MND activist.
On Global MND Awareness Day, the 21st June, Christina McKelvie MSP hosted MND Scotland’s reception at the Scottish Parliament.
The Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP had the opportunity to meet people who are affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), to discuss issues that are important to them.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.
Commenting, Christina McKelvie:
“MND has affected people across my constituency. As people know, MND is a cause very close to my heart and I have worked with MND Scotland for a number of years.
“MND Scotland provides care and support to people affected by the illness as well as funding cutting edge research to try and find a cure.
“I am pleased to support MND Scotland’s efforts during Awareness Week, to raise the profile of MND and the important work of the charity. It has been really helpful to hear first-hand how I can help make a difference to improve the lives of those affected by MND in Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse.
MND Scotland Chief Executive Craig Stockton said:
“MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness with no effective treatment and no cure. During MND Awareness Week 2017 we want to increase public awareness and understanding of MND. It is so important that MSPs understand how they can help those affected by this devastating disease now and in the future.
“Funding for MND research also continues to be a priority for MND Scotland. I am delighted to announce we are investing a further £583,000 into four new research projects, which will take us one step closer to finding a cure for this cruel disease. With your support we can do more! Text CUREMND to 70660 to donate £5 to MND Scotland.
“Join the MND fight today and help us create a world without MND tomorrow.”