02 Oct Join the Walk 2 D’Feet MND – Sunday 12 November
Walk 2 D’Feet MND events are being held all over New Zealand on Sunday 12 November.
Previous years’ walks have been a huge success, with enthusiastic participation from those who have supported someone with MND, current and past caregivers, and those now living with MND themselves.
Many health professionals like to attend these walks, as working with a person with MND can leave a lasting impression.
MND is an extraordinarily debilitating disease, and it can be very isolating for people with MND and their carers. The Walk 2 D’Feet MND powerfully shows people they aren’t alone.
The walks connect and empower people and families who are facing this tremendous challenge. Walkers also create hope for others, by fundraising for research to find a cure.
The Walk 2 D’Feet MND is the annual fundraiser for MND New Zealand, held in 16 towns and cities all over New Zealand. Go to mnda.org.nz/walk to find your local walk, buy a ticket, and donate or sign up as a fundraiser.
Half of the money raised goes to the MND NZ Research Fund to encourage research in New Zealand. The remaining funds are a major contributor to the donation income that MND New Zealand depends upon to continue its vital free service.
The Walk 2 D’Feet MND events connect and empower people and families who are facing a tremendous challenge. If MND has touched your life, we recommend going along to one of these positive, powerful, colourful and life-affirming walks.
Motor neurone disease (MND) causes the muscles that enable us to move, speak, swallow and breathe to gradually stop working.
MND can affect anyone. Every week, another two people are diagnosed. In 2011, one in every 200 deaths in New Zealand was due to MND.
MND is known as ALS in some countries (ALS is the most common type of MND).
About MND New Zealand
MND New Zealand works with people living with MND to enable them to have the best quality of life possible.
Its crucial free service helps people with MND access the medical expertise and equipment they need. The Support Team members are the only people who provide consistent, personalised support through all stages of the disease.
MND New Zealand is a small, lean organisation. Only 10% of its funding comes from the Ministry of Health. It depends upon fundraising and donations to continue its free service for people with MND.