Kildare footballers helping to give the boot to Motor Neurone Disease by joining the Walk to D-Feet 6 years ago

Kildare footballers helping to give the boot to Motor Neurone Disease by joining the Walk to D-Feet

Want to help to give the boot to Motor Neurone Disease? Then why not head along to the Walk to D-Feet MND in Celbridge later this month?

Kildare footballers Cathal McNally, Tommy Moolick and Fergal Conway will be in attendance in the picturesque grounds of Castletown House in Celbridge, Co Kildare on Saturday 19th of July at 11am to take part in the second ‘Walk to D-Feet MND’ in aid of motor neurone disease research.

In Ireland, one person dies every five days from this devastating disease so why not lace your boots, join the Kildare Footballers and take steps to ‘D-Feet’ MND?

Every step makes a difference. We walk for hope, we walk in support, and we walk so that one day we will see a world free of MND. Walking just five kilometres can help the IMNDA to continue providing care for over 310 families across Ireland. Currently there are seven families living with MND in Kildare alone.

Registration is €25 and can be paid online or on the day and all children under the age of 12 go free. This route is fully accessible route and is both buggy and wheelchair friendly and all walkers get a green IMNDA t-shirt.

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If you can’t make it on the 19th of July then why not host your own walk? The IMNDA can provide you with all the tools necessary like buckets, t-shirts and sponsorship cards. Contact fundraising@imnda.ie for your walk pack now.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order. MND is often referred to as the 1,000 day disease as most people die within 1,000 days of being diagnosed.

The IMNDA is dedicated to providing care for people with Motor Neurone Disease, their carers and families as well as supporting research into the causes and treatments of MND. In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and friends of the association, who generate 86% of its income.

For more information, check out www.imnda.ie  or call 1800 403 403.