The Big Sunflower Project

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About The Big Sunflower Project

The Big Sunflower Project raises awareness of the rare neuromuscular conditions called centronuclear and myotubular myopathy by encouraging people to grow sunflowers and share the photos online.

Since 2011 participants have grown sunflowers across the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the USA, Costa Rica, Argentina, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Croatia, Hungary, Sweden, Austria, Lithuania, Greece and Poland. Sunflowers have been grown in gardens, on allotments, by schools, hospitals, community groups and even in a vineyard.

Could you grow a sunflower to raise awareness of centronuclear and myotubular myopathy too? Taking part is easy.

1. Buy a packet of sunflower seeds.
2. Plant a seed in a sunny spot, water regularly and watch it grow.
3. Take a photo of your sunflower and share on your favourite social
media platform using #TheBigSunflowerProject.

Learn more on the project website at

Partner details

Toni Abram
United Kingdom
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