Former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob Burrow MBE 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.
The MND Association Patron 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.
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A gift from you today will not only help to support families living with MND, like Rob’s, but will also fund vital research in the search for a cure. With your help, we hope to save other families from the heartache of a motor neurone disease diagnosis in the future.
Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon
A new marathon to honour rugby league legend Rob Burrow MBE will launch next year, with the MND Association named as a charity partner.
The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will take place on Sunday 14 May 2023 and will start and finish at the iconic Headingley Stadium, where Association Patron Rob accomplished some of his greatest sporting achievements.
There will be 7,777 places available, in honour of Rob’s iconic shirt number at Leeds Rhinos. Sign up to the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon.