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UK Participates in 'Light Up for FND'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 13, 2022) — Tonight, buildings across the University of Kentucky campus will light up blue, in recognition of International Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Awareness Day, part of World FND Awareness Month. 

UK, along with other organizations across the U.S. and world, will "Light Up for FND" to raise awareness about this neurological condition that affects the nervous system and how the brain and body send and receive signals.

Amanda Hopper, director of FND Hope USA and an alumna of UK, has a daughter, Mollie, who lives with FND. The condition causes seizures, paralysis and limb weakness in Mollie, which makes going to school, engaging in activities or even leaving the house difficult at times.  

Based on research, close to 170,000 individuals suffer from FND in the United States.

“World FND Awareness Month is so important because it shines a light on a common neurological condition that is relatively unknown," Hopper said. "The goal of 'Light Up for FND' is to educate and create awareness about this debilitating condition."

Find out more information about Functional Neurological Disorder and how you can help spread awareness by visiting www.fndhope.org

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