Never Give Up on supporting people living with motor neurone disease!
This time 12 months ago we were gearing up for another series of fantastic Walk to D'Feet MND events. How times have changed!
The MND community always shines through to support each other and all our Walk events are a perfect example of that. We were absolutely thrilled to raise $200,000 for the vital care, support and assistive equipment for all Victorians living with MND through three great events in November.
We can't wait to see the MND community band togther once again right throughout Victoria in this unique and exciting virtual event!
Our first Walk for the season was held on 3 November in Rosebud and was greatly supported by members of The Village Glen Retirement Village. This year 135 people participated and over $12,000 was raised. We would like to acknowledge the great support of Gwen Phillips who has organised the Rosebud Walk since its inception. Gwen will be retiring this year but her successor, Sue, has already started to organise the 2020 Walk so we look forward to continuing to raise awareness in the Rosebud area.
On 17 November our biggest Walk to D’Feet MND event took place in Princes Park, Carlton. Around 1,900 people turned out at Princes Park to show their support for all those impacted by MND. To see such a large number of participants of all ages and abilities, including our fourlegged friends, decked out in their Walk to D’Feet MND T-shirts is an amazing sight. At one point it seemed that we had encircled Princes Park – we were definitely hard to miss.
A week later we had an amazing turn out in Bendigo also with around 340 participants, a significant increase on 2018. This year we were joined by members of the Dragon Boats who rowed up and down Lake Weeroona as one of their crew was recently diagnosed with MND. As always we would like to thank not just those who participated in the walks but also those who supported us – our amazing volunteers and sponsors. Without you these Walks could not take place
Until there’s a cure, there’s care.