A big thank you to DUAL Australia who selected to support MND NSW during 2018 as their 12 month charity partner raising $11,044.35. Special thanks go to Emma Morgan, from DUAL Australia, who coordinated the fundraising, Emma said of the support, "Some of our colleagues have unfortunately seen first hand the effects of MND and what it can do. They have lost friends and family and we want to help raise funds and awareness to support others suffering the same way."  

MND Australia’s research arm – the MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) - has awarded almost $4 million for new research projects commencing in 2019. Following review of grant applications by the MNDRIA Research Committee, 28 new research projects across all Australian States will be supported in 2019 in addition to funds previously committed to support an innovative, national NHMRC partnership grant (2019 – 2023).

On 5 November 2018 Australian Story caught up with MND researcher Dr Justin Yerbury. Justin, who has MND, featured on the same program in March 2018. Follow the links in the stories to watch both programs on ABC iView. You can also read an article by Justin on MND and the National Disability Insurance Scheme on The Conversation.   

Whist watching the hundreds of walkers at the start of the Sydney Walk to d’Feet MND, I was reminded of a line from a beautiful poem shared with us from MND UK.   “Because of you, there is HOPE, a harbour of love, courage determination, defiance, generosity.......walking shoes purpose and drive.”

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