Solomons shows support for MND

Tremaine van Aardt

SOUTHERN Kings rugby director Alan Solomons was among the 160 people who came out in support of the Port Elizabeth branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) to create awareness about the condition.

A brunch, including an auction, formed part of international motor neuron disease awareness month. Though the disease varies in severity, it attacks the body in stages and slowly breaks it down until the respiratory system fails.

Former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen was diagnosed with the debilitating condition in May 2011 after having experienced difficulty with slurred speech and loss of muscle power

Solomons said he and the team supported MNDA’s work.

“Rugby players are among the most common sufferers of MND. And we, as the Southern Kings, are all behind the wonderful work being done at the MNDA,” he said.

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