Get behind Nieuvision CEO, Rick Nieuwenhoven, as he competes in the Dare2Tri Triathlon Series on Sunday 11th December here in Adelaide to raise funds for Cycling Cares and the Cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Foundation. He will certainly stand out as he’ll be wearing the blue MND body suit!
Click here to visit Rick’s fundraising page and pledge your donation to support this great cause to find a cure.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow undergo degeneration and die.
Motor function is controlled by the upper motor neurones in the brain that descend to the spinal cord; these neurones activate lower motor neurones. The lower motor neurones exit the spinal cord and directly activate muscles. With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste. MND can affect a person’s ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.
To learn more about motor neurone disease visit the MND Australia website