Global MND Awareness Day

Global MND Awareness Day 2022

21 June 2022

This year, Global MND Awareness Day is on Tuesday 21 June 2022. Join us and MND/ALS communities across the world to raise awareness of motor neurone disease.

As a charity, the MND Association is proud to take a leading role in the global fight against MND – Driving MND Research - by funding research, facilitating collaboration, and raising vital awareness.

  • We advocate for all those people with and affected by MND, giving them a voice to push for a continuing and dedicated focus on research.
  • We remain the biggest charity funder of focused MND research across the UK
  • Our 2021 International Symposium on ALS / MND – the 32nd in our history and our second virtual event – attracted more than 1500 delegates from around the world. Our symposium is the largest medical and scientific conference specific to MND/ALS.
  • The MND Association Think Tank is engaging with some of the brightest minds and the biggest players in the technology sector to create, innovate and develop solutions to every day challenges faced by people with MND such as I Will Always Be Me.

The MND community is made up of passionate, dedicated and focused people contributing expertise, time and money to the collaborative effort to find treatments and ultimately a cure for this brutal disease.

We are proud to work with every one of you.

What we fund

Already this year, we have awarded new funding of £1.8 million - reflecting our investment in progressive research.

At the end of May 2022, the MND Association had a research grants portfolio consisting of 88 grants with a total value of around £16.2 million, involving 185 researchers.

•  28 Biomedical Project Grants

•  15 Healthcare Project Grants (2 in partnership with Marie Curie)

•  1 Special Grant to the University of Oxford

•  15 Studentships

•  3 Clinical Fellowships (funded in partnership with the Medical Research Council)

•  11 Non-Clinical Fellowships

•  15 Small grants

Mnd Researchers

Five decades of research

And that's just the most recent investment in research. The Association's commitment to understanding MND and relentless search for treatments is now in its fifth decade.

We all have a 1 in 300 lifetime risk of developing MND. Every day another six people will be diagnosed with this devastating disease and six people will die with it.

We will not stop until we have achieved our vision – a world free from MND.

Meet our community

This year we are very excited to have a virtual exhibition by award-winning celebrity photographer, Richard Cannon, who has captured an array of beautiful and poignant images of people living with MND from across the country to show that the disease can affect anyone. Please take the rare opportunity to view this inspirational and bespoke display at the link below.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262