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5 March 2020

Former Burnley, Bury and Swansea player, Len Johnrose has this week visited the Shrimps squad to deliver a presentation on Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Johnrose was diagnosed with MND in 2018 and has set out on Project 92 to visit every EFL Club to raise awareness of the disease.

During the talk, Johnrose said: "Based on studies footballers are four times more likely to suffer from MND.

"The numbers change depending on where you go, some studies have come up higher, one study suggests professional sportsmen and women are over eight times more likely to be affected.

"It's not well known yet so it's important to raise awareness, football is also a great platform to get information out there to the wider public and make people more aware of the disease and its effects.

"Fifty per cent of people diagnosed die within two years, which is quite scary. There are different types where it can be three to five years and there are exceptions like Stephen Hawkins' case but generally, if you make it to five years, you've done well.”

He added: "The aim is to get around all the clubs. My voice is starting to go though, which will make things more difficult so the plan is to record the presentation and send that out to members of the association."

For more information and to contribute to the worthwhile cause, please visit Project 92.

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