To cure, to care,
to make aware.
With lockdowns impacting so many
of us right now, what better time to hear from the man who taught us what it is to 'Play On'?
Every year, Neale gives an inspirational speech to the Melbourne and Collingwood Football Clubs. This year, with son Ben, Neale also shared his wisdom with West Coast and Essendon.
Big Freeze 7
Thanks to your amazing support, Big Freeze 7 has raised an incredible, record breaking $14.6 million.
MND is a Beast. It is an insidious disease without any effective treatment or a cure. But over the past seven years FightMND has been able to make real change. With your support we have invested over $48M in research that is beginning to show real promise.
We don’t know when the big breakthrough will come, but when it does, every single person who bought a beanie or donated to FightMND can know that they played a part in making it happen.
Although we couldn’t march this year or fill the MCG, we know you were with us the whole way. From Neale, and all of us at FightMND we say thank you. Because of your support we will ‘Play On’ and beat the Beast together.
Big Freeze 7
An action packed day with a record breaking result! A massive thank you to everyone who bought a beanie and donated to make Big Freeze 7 such a success!
Be a champion for FightMND
Team FightMND for Run Melbourne is back, and we want you to be one of our champion runners! 🏅
Receive free entry, a FightMND merchandise pack and exclusive start times. All you need to do is sign up, pledge to raise $1000 and start fundraising!
If that’s not your thing, sign up as a standard entry for the 5km, 10km or half marathon.
Freeze Your Local Community
DIY Big Freeze
Get your community involved by hosting a DIY Big Freeze at your sports club, school, workplace or even in your backyard. Nominate yourself, your team, your principal or even your boss to take on an ice bucket challenge or the plunge into an icy pool.
The more people who take on the challenge and fundraise, the closer we get to raising vital funds for research to beat the beast that is MND.
2021 Daniher's Drive
Planning for the 2021 Daniher’s Drive is well underway and it promises to be another great event!
The famous 4-day regional road-trip was unable to go ahead in 2020 due to the restrictions presented by COVID but 2021 promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Places are limited so be sure to register you interest below asap.
The Journey Of Your Donation
What are we fighting for?
We are fighting to beat 'The Beast'
We want a world without Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and it takes an army of people to help achieve this – and we have the FightMND Army on our side.
Our core aims are to generate greater awareness of the disease, to fund world-class research and drug trials to find an effective treatment and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease and provide assistive care equipment to many Australians fighting the disease.
There is no known cause, limited knowledge of the natural course of the disease, there is no effective treatment and there is no cure.
We call it ‘The Beast’. This is why we fight.
Committed to MND research initiatives
committed to 11 Clinical Trials
committed to 17 drug development projects
World-first drug screening platform
Other research grants & initiatives
Sporadic ALS Australian - Genomics Consortium
Precision Medicine Program
committed to 15 IMPACT grants
Research fellowships and scholarships
In every dollar raised committed to research projects & care initiatives
Mates Sockit2MND to honour a proud dad
In 2017, Rose & Matthew Martinez lost their husband and dad Danny to MND.
With the help of friend, former star Demon and official Sock2itMND Ambassador Russell Robertson, Rose & Matthew are supporting the 2021 Sockit2MND Round and in doing so, knowing their support of FightMND and raising awareness and funds would make Danny a proud man.
Wear Your Support
Join the fight against MND.
Visit our online shop to browse and purchase some of our FightMND apparel, and in doing so, you are continuing to help our fundraising efforts.
What We Do
Our MND stories - meet Terry Roles
Tasmanian Terry Roles was diagnosed with MND in 2019 and he shares his story here