For February’s Vision Fund,  BGB chose to support Ataxia UK and bring attention to Rare Disease Day.

‘Ataxia’ is an umbrella term for a group of neurological disorders that affect balance, coordination and speech. It  disrupts the communication between the brain and the body; the cerebellum and our muscles. There are many different types of ataxia that affect people in different ways. With only 10,000 people in the UK who are diagnosed, ataxia is a rare condition.

Rare Disease Day is an observance held on 28th February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation.

To learn more about ataxia, and it’s causes and treatment, and to donate to Ataxia UK, visit: . For more information  about Rare Disease Day, please go to: Rare Disease Day 2023.