June is a very special month for the following causes. A link to each site and an extract from their pages have ben added.
MOTOR NEURONE DISEASEThe following extract is taken from the mnd association site.
You will find so much information and support here..please visit...
"...Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting
MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order.
Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life..."
EVERYMAN MALE CANCERTo find out more and what you can do please make a visit,
(Taken from their site..)
"The Everyman appeal was launched in 1997 to raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer research at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). Since then 25,000 supporters have contributed nearly £12million through the appeal towards our mission to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. Thank you if you have already played a part.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in British men with almost 41,000 new cases diagnosed each year, while testicular cancer remains the most common cancer in men aged 15-44.
With our supporters’ help ICR scientists have made significant breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of male cancers, including discovering and developing the revolutionary prostate cancer drug abiraterone. The drug was shown to extend life for men with advanced prostate cancer and has been approved for use on the NHS and throughout Europe and the US.
Our scientists are also leading the way in uncovering the genetic causes of cancer, having discovered more cancer-related genes than any other organisation in the world. In prostate cancer, we have so far found almost 50 genetic alterations that can increase a man’s chances of getting the disease. In testicular cancer, we discovered the first eight genetic variants and a new team is in place to seek out even more. "
SANDS - STILL BIRTH AND NEONATAL DEATH SOCIETYYou are not on your own please visit their site, they are there for you when you need them.
"Sands is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.
The death of a baby is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted.It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope.At Sands there are people who understand what it's like because many of us have been through this experience ourselves, and we are here to help offer support and information when you need it.
Support for allThe death of a baby can happen to any one of us. What brings us together in Sands is the common experience of this painful loss.Your baby may have been stillborn or died during or soon after birth. He or she might have spent some time in a special care baby unit. It may be that your baby died at an earlier gestation or that you had to make the difficult decision to end your pregnancy. We offer support whenever a baby dies.As well as supporting mothers and fathers, we are also able to help other members of your family, especially grandparents and other children. Many people may be touched by your baby's death, including friends and health professionals, and all are welcome to contact us for support and information.You may not want anything from us right away. We are here to help whenever you feel you need it. That may be now or in a few weeks months or even years.
Our core aims:Sands is a national charity, established by bereaved parents in 1981.We have 3 core aims which are to:
Please show your support in any way you can.
Thank you in advance.x