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Redcliffe, Get ready to walk to D-FEET Motor Neurone Disease
October 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Motor Neurone Disease Association of Queensland Inc. (MND Queensland) North Brisbane & Caboolture Support Group is hosting the very first Walk to D-Feet MND Redcliffe on Sunday 14 October at Suttons Beach Park.
Raising awareness on Motor Neurone Disease (MND) as well as raising vital funds are the two main aims of the event. We are hoping for at least 100 participants to join the walk, to help us raise $10,000. Many walk participants get involved to support a loved one who is suffering from MND, or pay tribute to someone who has passed from this fatal neurological disease.
There are over 2,000 Australians living with MND, and around two more are diagnosed with MND every day, and sadly, two people die daily from MND. There is no known cause, and no cure. Organisations like MND Queensland provide vital services and support to help people living with MND.
MND Queensland Fundraising and Communications Manager, Jason Russo said “We are really excited that the Brisbane North & Caboolture MND Support Group are bringing this event to Redcliffe. We’re looking forward to a lovely day by the breezy bay at Suttons Beach.”
“With only 7% of our work being funded by the government, events like the Walk to D-Feet MND are really important fundraisers for MND Queensland. We rely on community fundraising efforts so that we can provide Queenslanders affected by MND with support, advice and equipment – such as wheelchairs and communication devices – and also fund research into finding the cause, and a cure for MND.”
MND Queensland is commemorating 35 years of support and services in 2018 and the Brisbane North and Caboolture MND Support Group celebrates 25 years of providing support services and fundraising in the region this year.
Every registered walk participant receives a free t-shirt and there will be awards for highest fundraisers, top dog and more. People can register online until midday Friday 12 October at www.mycause.com.au/events/walk2dfeetmndredcliffe. Registrations will also be open on the day from 9AM with the walk commencing at 10AM.
For more event information check the Facebook page www.facebook.com/Walk2DFeetMNDQld/.