Burrow 7 Charity
US Masters Rugby League
Nov 9, 2020
US Masters Rugby League gets involved with Rob Burrow Charity
The US Masters Rugby League Board of Directors is pleased to announce the organization will join the Burrow 7 Racing Club charity.
Rob was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in December 2019 at 38 years old. There is no cure for the degenerative disease that affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK. In less than a year Rob has lost his voice and his ability to walk, he suffers difficulty breathing and stiff joints cause him severe pain.
Rob has shown the same spirit in his battle against MND as he did on the pitch playing for Leeds Rhinos for 16 years. He doesn’t want the disease to define him. He and his family have worked tirelessly since the diagnosis to raise awareness of the condition and to raise vital funds. His battle has gained nationwide attention and he’s earned a whole new set of supporters who have followed his journey and been inspired by his courage and dignity.
Burrow Seven is a racehorse with a great pedigree. Just three years old, this young thoroughbred is due to start his professional racing career in January 2021. Named Burrow Seven after the shirt number Rob played in for 16 years, this racehorse has first-class heritage and a fantastic training team behind him.
Of having the racehorse named in his honor, Rob said, "I’m really moved by the Burrow Seven fundraising campaign. To have a racehorse of this stature named in my honour is overwhelming. I can’t wait to see him in his first race. Thank you to everyone who supports the MND Association by taking part. Research is the key to cure this disease.
Together we can do it."
Information on the charity can be found at www.burrowseven.com.