For the seventh consecutive year, Professor Mike Hanna is leading a team running the BUPA London 10,000 in aid of the Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and The National Brain Appeal.
There are over 100 different neuromuscular diseases encompassing a wide range of muscle wasting diseases that can develop in childhood or in adult life. These include motor neuron disease, Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT), muscular dystrophy, Channelopathies, myasthenia gravis and mitochondrial diseases. They may shorten life expectancy or cause life-long disabilities.
Since Professor Hanna and his team first set themselves this annual challenge, they have raised over £120,000 for the Centre. The impact of this has been incredible and has helped them to maintain their commitment to training the next generation of scientists, nurses, therapists, doctors and clinical research specialists.
This year, they hope to raise funds to continue these training programmes as well as support the redevelopment of the operating theatres at the National where many of their patients have procedures, including nerve and muscle biopsies.
I do hope you will be able to support Prof Hanna and his team: any donation, no matter how small, will be gratefully received and will help to make a very real difference.