We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to raise money and awareness of MND at four sessions of this musical during April to May at the State Theatre in Sydney. The musical was based on the story of the legendary band, The Seekers who have been supporting our fundraising efforts over many decades.

A luncheon was hosted by Helen Cook during May in support of people and their families living with MND raising $1,303. The fundraiser included the sale of raffle tickets prior to the luncheon and during MND Week at the Candelo Markets. Thank you to Helen and to Anne Pearson who assisted with the event.

Hi everyone. My name is Brett King and to date I have completed five walks in the Walk to d’Feet MND campaign in NSW. When I was asked why I have done this, I was only too happy to share my reasons and motivations.

In July 2014 I was diagnosed with MND at the age of 45 and, to be honest, I had never heard of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Some of my friends also had to Google this strange term. However, as we know, it’s a serious illness that cripples and takes lives without a known cure. Directly for me, it means that I may never see my two young children grow to young adults and these are my saddest thoughts.

Are you an allied health professional on the Far North Coast of NSW? MND NSW is hosting an afternoon education and networking session on Monday 20 June from 2pm to 4pm specifically for allied health professionals who work with or have an interest in MND and we hope you might be able to attend. The session is free of charge and afternoon tea will be provided.

Advance is the newsletter of the MND Research Institute of Australia - the research arm of MND Australia. The June edition of Advance provides feedback on the grants that supported MND research in 2015 and additional grants awarded for 2016.

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