Help us FightMND

We need your help to fight Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This means freezing some of the most famous Australian sporting personalities in ice-cold water in front of a blockbuster football crowd from 2.00pm on 12 June 2017 at The MCG.

All money raised goes towards vital MND research into finding potential treatments and a cure for Australian MND patients.

Let’s #FightMND

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Neale Daniher

Former Demons Coach & Bombers Champion
FightMND Patron

The Big Freeze Lineup

To be announced from 2 June 2017

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Big Freeze Beanies

Win tickets to the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final


Be quick to get this collectors item as 2015 and 2016 beanies were a sell out and we’re expecting more of the same this year. To go into the draw to win two 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final tickets*, share a fun photo of you and the Big Freeze beanie on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag it with #FightMND.

Neale Daniher will announce the winner on our social media platforms on the 12th of June. Order now to ensure you won’t miss out. All profits will go towards research and finding potential treatments for MND.

*AFL Grand Final Authorisation Code is GFAFL17/39

Help us FightMND

What Is the Big Freeze?

Motor Neurone Disease Fundraiser at the MCG

The Big Freeze is hosted annually at the MCG on the Queen’s Birthday weekend and is the main fundraising event for FightMND. We ‘freeze’ several well-known Australian personalities by sliding them into a giant pool of ice before the blockbuster Melbourne vs Collingwood game on 12 June 2017.

Neale Daniher will announce the first Big Freeze 3 slider on the evening of 2 June 2017. As the campaign unfolds, each slider then nominates the next in line to freeze for MND. The challenge then continues with each slider nominating the next until all are revealed.

The Fight

Neale Daniher's Fight

Patron of FightMND

Diagnosed with MND in 2013, Neale inspires many with his continued determination to live life to the fullest, and to face the challenges this beast of a disease brings with courage, grace and humour.

His drive to help prevent the suffering of Australians who may be diagnosed with this disease in the future is unprecedented.

In addition, perhaps the most inspiring part of the movement Neale leads, is the knowledge that the fight is unlikely to be won in time to save him. This fight is for the future, for others, for the two that will be diagnosed today, tomorrow and every day thereafter until a cure is found.

What is FightMND?

In the lead up to the Big Freeze, we’re calling on ​all Australians to help​ FightMND. We won't stop until there are effective treatments and ultimately a cure for MND.

The FightMND brand is the new logo that represents our Foundation and you will see FightMND leading all our campaigns and projects, including The Big Freeze and Daniher's Drive.

We call on everyone to FightMND as two Australians dying every day and two Australians being diagnosed every day is too many. We simply don’t accept that there is no treatment or cure for MND.

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2015 Sliders

In its inaugural year, the 2015 Big Freeze event was a great success and saw the following ambassadors freeze for MND: Dermott Brereton, Sam Newman, Sam Lane, Mick Molloy, Peter Helliar, Luke Darcy, Garry Lyon, Mark Robinson, Tim Watson, Brian Taylor, and Ross Stevenson.

2016 Sliders

In 2016, the Big Freeze grew further in notoriety thanks to the support of those who agreed to take the plunge. Johnathan Brown, Matthew Richardson, Dave Hughes, Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann, Sam Armytage, Cameron Ling, Kevin Sheedy, David Koch, Eddie McGuire, Matthew Lloyd and Gerard Whately all froze for MND. FightMND has invested every cent donated during The Big Freeze campaigns to funding vital MND research.

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