On the 6th February team members at BrisDoc’s Head Office took part in “Go Orange Day”, an event aimed to raise money and awareness of Muscular Dystrophy UK. This charity supports the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause the muscles to weaken, leading to an increasing level of disability. MD is a progressive condition, which means it gets worse over time. It often begins by affecting a particular group of muscles, before affecting the muscles more widely.
Some types of MD eventually affect the heart or the muscles used for breathing, at which point the condition becomes life-threatening. There is currently no cure for MD, but treatment can help to manage many of the symptoms.
Thank you to everyone who got involved and donated on the day and to Linda Meekhums for organising the event.