Leeds legend Rob Burrow wants the rugby league community to sign a petition to help sufferers of motor neurone disease.
The 37-year-old announced in December 2019 that he was diagnosed with MND – just two years after retiring from playing professional rugby league.
Burrow is trying to gain 100,000 signatures to raise awareness to the government about a new treatment called NurOwn.
Please take 1 minute of your time to sign this petition. The aim is 10,000 but the goal is 100,000. NuRown is a treatment for MND which is said slow down the progression on a big scale, thank you RThttps://t.co/NCkixpPt3g
— Rob Burrow (@Rob7Burrow) April 20, 2020
No effective treatment exists for 5,000 sufferers of MND in the UK. NurOwn is in the final months of Phase three of a US FDA regulated clinical trial.
Phase two data indicated NurOwn was safe and demonstrated signs of efficacy at low doses.
The government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures but at 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in parliament.
To support Burrow and sign the petition, click HERE.
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