To cure, to care,
to make aware.

Big Freeze 6

TALLY

$11,900,000

‘The Beast’ is getting nervous

Big Freeze 6 raises $11.9 million

The crusade to beat Motor Neurone Disease has gained significant momentum following the latest edition of FightMND’s major annual fundraising campaign, the Big Freeze.

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Big Freeze 6 - All The Action

Relive the fun of Big Freeze 6 as champions from all 18 AFL clubs took on their own unique ice challenges. Vision courtesy of Channel 7

THANKS TO OUR BIG FREEZE 6

MAJOR RETAIL PARTNERS

Big Freeze 6 beanies were sold in store at Coles and Bunnings nationwide throughout the campaign and we offer our sincere thanks to the entire team at both Coles & Bunnings for their incredible support.

Through the sale of beanies in stores nationwide, Coles raised $5.2 million & Bunnings raised $1.3 million for the fight against MND.

Bunnings Warehouse
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.

$37.6m

Committed to MND research projects

$13.44m

10 Clinical Trials funded

$9.73m

10 drug development projects funded

$4.5m

World-first drug screening platform

$2.8m

Other research grants & initiatives

$2.14m

Sporadic ALS Australian - Genomics Consortium

$2m

Precision Medicine Program

$1.74

IMPACT research grants

$1.3m

Research fellowships and scholarships

87c

In every dollar raised committed to research projects & care initiatives

2020 Daniher's Drive cancelled

Sadly, due to the current uncertainty as a result of COVID-19, FightMND has made the difficult and disappointing decision to cancel the 2020 edition of Daniher’s Drive.

The famous ‘road-trip’ won’t go ahead in 2020 but the organising committee are already putting plans in place to ensure that the event next year will be bigger and better than ever before.

Details regarding the 2021 Daniher’s Drive will be released in due course.

 

 

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