BRJ Run and Tri
BRJ Run & Tri is a running and triathlon club based in Huntingdon. Each year we choose a charity to raise funds for through sporting & social events
Raising money for
For 2018/19 our chosen charity is Myaware.
Myaware is a UK based charity dedicated solely to the care & support of people affected by Myasthenia
Myasthenia Gravis is a rare autoimmune disease where the nerve impulses required for triggering muscle contractions are blocked. This results in degrees of muscle weakness & most commonly affects the muscles that control the eyes & eyelids, facial expressions, chewing, swallowing & speaking. But it can affect most parts of the body
There's currently no cure & symptoms vary in severity but can be managed by immunosuppressant medications
Myaware provides support for people with myasthenia & their families, campaigns for better medical services for people with myasthenia & works to inform medical professionals. Also funding research to seek better treatments & ultimately a cure, as well as funding specialists nurses. Members of myaware have full access to a wide range of support services, including specialist counsellors
Due to the rarity of MG, Myaware is a small charity that would greatly benefit from awareness & support
Raising money for the Myaware.
Each year the members of BRJ Run & Tri choose a charity through a vote at our AGM.
We raise funds for that charity through sporting and social events from April of that year to the end of March in the following year.
For 2018/19 our chosen charity is Myaware (formerly the Myasthenia Gravis Association).
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