How to support #TakeOverMND

A birthday party full of laughter and love… an upcoming holiday…a young family… Luke has lots to celebrate. Without warning motor neurone disease (MND) strikes - as a brutal rollercoaster ride - robbing Luke of his ability to walk, move and speak.

Two years later, Luke marks his 40th birthday from his wheelchair, unable to speak to guests and incapable of unwrapping his daughter’s gift.

That is the storyline of our new hard-hitting film for our new awareness campaign called "The Ride", and you can help us spread the word about the campaign by taking part in two simple actions below...

1. Share the film

Help us raise awareness of motor neurone disease by sharing the film above. Copy the link - and then paste it into an email, a Facebook post or a Tweet and share with your friends.

Remember to also keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter channels and use the hashtag #TakeOverMND.

2. Update your Facebook frame

You can change your profile picture on Facebook using our specially created frame.

If you don't have Facebook and only have Twitter, you can also update your profile picture on there too. Just follow the simple instructions below.

MND Takes Over - Facebook Frame

If you don't have a photo editor such as Photoshop, a great free alternative is Canva*, you have to create an account but registration is free.

Once logged in, click on 'Create a design' and choose the template titled 'Social Media'. This will launch a blank square template. Clicking on the 'Uploads' button on the left, this will allow you to upload your own images to place on the square.

Examples of different design options within canva software

We suggest uploading a photo of yourself along with our image of the MND Takes Over Lives tape that can be downloaded (PNG format). Once uploaded, place the images onto the blank square and align them to fill the space. The tape should be positioned covering your face, to represent the fact that it "takes over".

Canva - Blank template

Once you're happy with your design, click on the 'Download' button from the bar at the top and save it onto your computer. Then go to Facebook or Twitter and upload it in place of your current profile picture.

Canva - Download image

*The MND Association does not hold responsibility for the content found on Canva.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262