My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Funding research into the development of new treatments for motor neuron disease

My Name’5 Doddie Foundation
Funding research into the development of new treatments for motor neuron disease

The Foundation was established by late Doddie Weir, ex-professional Scottish rugby player, who was diagnosed with MND in 2016. In 2017, Doddie established the Foundation with a goal to raise funds and awareness of MND. By 2023, the Foundation had already committed £11 million to MND research.

The Foundation’s funding is invested through three key research programmes: the Catalyst Award which helps researchers gather preliminary data to bring early-stage translational ideas to life; the Advancing Treatments Award which supports the development and testing of new treatment approaches; and the Discovery Network, a new programme which is bringing an industry approach to target identification research.

Our aim is to build a rapidly moving translational pipeline to generate breakthroughs in our understanding of MND biology, rapidly translate them into new treatment approaches and test the most promising approaches in Experimental Medicine studies and clinical trials.

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