Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is an rare, yet profoundly debilitating disease. It affects up to 25,000 people in the UK. CMT is a hereditary, progressive neurological condition that damages peripheral nerves. These nerves pass commands from the brain to the muscles in the arms and legs, and pass information back to the brain about sensations such as pain, heat, cold and touch. Because of the nerve damage the muscles in the foot, lower leg, hand and forearm waste and every day abilities that we take for granted – walking, using our hands and balance are challenges. The disease means many are in constant pain. There is currently no cure. It is estimated that half of those living with CMT have been misdiagnosed and will not be receiving the right advice or treatment to help live with the disease. The fact is that unless people know we are here, we are not able to help them. And unless Neurologists, Physios and GPs know about CMT, people will continue to live in pain and without the right treatment. So this campaign will support awareness campaigns, as well as our support services - so we can find, and help, even more people than ever before. We know it's possible to live well despite CMT, but in order to do that, people must be empowered to become their own expert, learn about the condition, be confident in management strategies and in working with their medical professionals. We can help people do that, if they know we are here.