CHALLENGE IS TO FIND MND CURE
LAST week, the team at Kensington Police station took part in the ice bucket challenge that has taken over social media recently. (Flick back to page 7 for the photos) But does everyone know what this craze is actually about? The challenge aims to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease research MND is a group of diseases that attack the nerve cells controlling the muscles that enable people to move, speak, breath and swallow. Once someone if affected with MND, their average life expectancy is 27 months and there is no known cure. According to MND Australia, every day two people are diagnosed and two people die from MND in Australia. It’s for these reasons and more why research is critical. Early signs of MND include stumbling from weakness in the leg muscles or difficulty holding objects from weakness of the hand muscles. For more information visit MND Australia’s website.
Susanne Reilly - Reporter