Winning Together - Community Matters
Mark Maddox is a former professional footballer who played over 300 times for Altrincham FC. He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2010 and he fought back by running marathons and jumping out of aeroplanes to raise money and awareness. But he knows his time is running out now and wants to make a real difference before he dies.
You may not have heard about MND; it’s a progressive and terminal disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. Messages gradually stop reaching muscles. It affects how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. There is no cause and no cure. The average life expectancy is just two to five years.
Mark wants to spread the word about the disease and Football v MND is doing just that.
All we ask you to do is donate a page in your match day programme to run Mark’s awareness poster. This season we want to run the poster in 300 match day programmes to match the number of games Mark played.
Please watch Mark’s story by following the link.
Mark is only 40 and an inspiration to so many and was given the Non-League Paper’s Special Achievement Award earlier this year.
Our campaign started earlier this month and teams are getting involved up and down the football pyramid. I guess it is just a case of getting the ball rolling really .. no pun intended .. although 300 seems a pretty long way off!