The trustees of the SMA Trust are pleased to announce our two new patrons, who have decided to join us in raising awareness for our momentum campaign, which aims to raise £2 million for Spinal Muscular Atrophy research:
Keira Knightley, the Oscar nominated, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning actress and David Morrissey, the actor best known for his award-winning roles in such films as Sense and Sensibility and Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and as a film and television director.
Both Keira and David know families affected by SMA and have chosen to become patrons of the charity to help draw attention to the disease. Keira Knightley has said of her recent decision to become a patron, “I know there is presently no cure or treatment for SMA. Many babies with a certain type of this disease will not live to see their second birthday. Research is the only hope for these families.”
David Morrissey has said of the campaign, “This cruel disease has the effect of trapping normal, lively children in progressively limiting bodies. More money for more research is the only way of helping these children”.
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21 11 2010