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Our Mission

More and more each day we hear of loved ones who have lost their battle with MND. There is no cure and no effective treatment for motor neurone disease. We want to smash MND and raise a load of cash to go towards national research and local support. Our first target amount is $50,000.00.

Donate, come to our events and help us smash MND.

 
 
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How the funds raised help…

" For individuals and their families living with MND an Advisor offers ongoing emotional support. Whether through home visits, phone calls, emails and text messages we ensure their needs are being met.
We advocate on behalf of our clients to maintain a continuity in their care. This enables them to have a good quality of life living with MND.
Your fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated so we can continue to offer this high level of support."

— Abi Crisp, MND Advisor

 

What is MND?

Nerve cells (neurones) control the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow. Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which these neurones fail to work normally. Muscles then gradually weaken and waste, as neurones degenerate and die. 

Motor function

Motor function is controlled by the upper motor neurones in the brain that descend to the spinal cord; these neurones activate lower motor neurones. The lower motor neurones exit the spinal cord and directly activate muscles.

With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste. Motor neurone disease (MND) can affect a person’s ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.

MND and ALS 

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is the name given to the group of diseases in which the motor neurones undergo degeneration and die. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Progressive Muscular Atrophy (PMA), Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP) and Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) are all subtypes of motor neurone disease. 

Although MND is the widely used generic term in the United Kingdom, Australia and parts of Europe, ALS is used more generically in the United States, Canada and South America. 

MND is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the US after a famous baseball player who died of the disease.