One Australian a day will die from Motor Neuron Disease yet there is no known cause or cure.
Nerve cells (neurones) control the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, breathe and swallow. Motor neuron disease is the name given to a group of diseases in which the neurones fail to work normally. Muscles gradually weaken and waste.
The Walk to d’Feet Motor Neurone Disease is an event that is held annually on a global scale and this Sunday, 24th February is the inaugural event for the Illawarra organised by Shelly-Anne Demirov (pictured with her father, Jim Demirov) and MND NSW, starting from 10am at Bulli Reserve behind Bulli Surf Club.
The walk is approximately 5kms and is wheel chair friendly – dogs on a lead are welcome too. Members with MND are free, adults $25, children 5-16 years $8 and dogs are $6 – registration is available on the day. Money raised on the day will go toward further research and support of those affected by the disease.
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