"Working to support people affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease,
 by providing information and funding research"

September is CMT Awareness Month!
 

September, as always, is International CMT Awareness Month - your chance to make a difference.  It doesn't have to be difficult or complicated - tell someone about CMT!  Tell lots of people!!

Interesting fact - if every one of the 2.8 million people in the world told five people about CMT, that's 14,000,000 new people who have learned about this rare condition.

There are lots of ideas how you can help raise awareness - and maybe a bit of cash too - so read on!

Karen

#GotNerve4CMT

Be active for Charcot Marie Tooth disease awareness month.  Show you've got nerve!

This is now open for registering your interest https://www.facebook.com/events/1798630850369155 and t-shirts are now available to preorder (they'll be delivered later this week).  All profits (about £6) from the sale of the t-shirts will go to our Research Fund.

Swim, wheel, ride, walk, paddle, run, do yoga and get out there to show that you've
got nerve and that you support the search for a cure for CMT, the most common hereditary neuropathy impacting 1 in 2500 people.

We'd also like you to show your commitment to raising funds for research by using Justgiving and linking your fundraising activity to our Research Campaign page https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/cmt/beat-cmt

Come on, we've all GOT NERVE!

Raising Awareness

This is our new poster for 2016!  You can download it here, and you can go to the Awareness Page on our website - www.cmt.org.uk/awareness to find out all the ways you can get involved!

Download it here!


Don't forget to purchase your Awareness Day Kit at our webshop!  For £10 you get 10 posters, 10 flyers, 5 What is CMT leaflets, 10 silicon wristbands, a car sticker and a 2gb flash drive with all our publications on it, to give to your consultant, GP or whoever you feel most needs educating!!

Connect with our Social Media too - "like" the Facebook page  and "follow" @CMTUnitedKdom on Twitter!

We also have a new Facebook Group for anyone to join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/cmtuk/

And don't forget to change your profile picture to this image, and lets have our Awareness Ribbons all over Facebook!

Awarenss Ribbon
 


Awareness Film

As you'll know from reading these E-bulletins, Douglas Sager has been working very hard for the last eighteen months on raising funds for, and then organising the production of, a professionally filmed awareness raising film.

This is an exclusive still "sneak peek" from the first rough edit! 
The ideas changed over the year, from the original "Ministry of Silly Walks" idea - which did bother some of you - to the version which is now in post-production of a high tech, computer graphic representation of CMT! 


The grand Premiere of this film will be at the first EVER CMT Awareness Event at the Houses of Parliament no less!  Professor Mary Reilly will be talking about her work, I'll be talking about the work and history of CMT UK, Karin Rodgers will be talking about our Youth work, and then ----  ta da.... the showing of the film.  If you are in London on 13th September, and would like to attend, it is by invitation only - but there may possibly be space.  Email Douglas on douglas@cmt.org.uk to put your name on the list.

Then.... will come your part - publicizing this film FAR AND WIDE.  We want it to be hot stuff on YouTube, as it'll be a really important and useful tool to educate all and sundry on how CMT affects us!

And if anyone knows any celebrities with a lovely speaking voice, please get in touch with Doug urgently, as we need someone to do the voiceover!!!

 
Scottish Conference - URGENT!!!

 Just a quick reminder of our Scottish Conference - 17th September at Hilton Edinburgh Airport.  Everyone in Scotland and Northern England on our database should receive a letter in the next day or two, but if you're not a member and would like to come, use this link to book:


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-conference-2016-non-members-tickets-26518996031

Members should log into the Members Area and book there.

See that's another great reason to become a member, it'll cost you £10 less!!

CMT United Kingdom | 0800 652 6316 | karen@cmt.org.uk | www.cmt.org.uk
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