OUR CHARITY PARTNER 2022
MND Association inspired by Rob Burrow
Motor Neurone Disease
The Yorkshire Choice Awards are proud to support MND Association inspired by Rob Burrow.
"First it comes for your voice. Then it takes your legs. It tries to rob you of your breath, But it can't stop your spirit"
LIVING WITH MND
The Yorkshire Choice Awards highlights that through adversity and courage, light can shine through in so many different ways. With this in mind, we have been drawn to supporting the MND Association following the outpouring of inspiration and heroism around Rob Burrow's battle with motor neurone disease (MND) and the incredible courage he has shown not only to the diagnosis himself but to others affected too, as well as the heartache experienced by their families.
With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also experience changes to their thinking and behaviour. However, MND affects everyone differently. Not all symptoms will affect everyone, or in the same order. Symptoms also progress at varying speeds, which makes the course of the disease difficult to predict.
MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.
There is a 1 in 300 risk of getting MND across a lifetime. It can affect adults of any age, but is more likely to affect people over 50.
Former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019, just two years after ending his playing career by captaining Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final.
Rob is one of an estimated 5,000 adults in the UK currently living with motor neurone disease. Every day, an average of six people are diagnosed with MND. The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, funding research, and campaigning for those people living with, or affected by, MND.
SPONSOR AN AWARD
We are excited to bring the celebrations to Yorkshire once again and honor our deserving heroes, most of which go unnoticed – until now! Yorkshire certainly thrives on inspiration.
We stirred a massive media interest from radio, press, and TV too throughout the last few years.
By sponsoring you are not only helping unsung heroes receive the applause they so deserve but you help us raise vital funds for our chosen charity, MND Association inspired by Rob Burrow.