To cure, to care,
to make aware.
Donate this Christmas
2018 FightMND Christmas Appeal
Melbourne Football Club captain Nathan Jones, Olympic cycling champion Anna Meares and several families affected by MND have taken part in this year’s appeal video.
On average, two Australians are diagnosed with MND everyday and another two lose the fight against it everyday while thousands more Australians live with the disease everyday.
This is why we fight!
Christmas is a time for giving so if you are able, please consider a donation to FightMND in the ongoing quest to have a world free from MND. World-leading researchers, right here in Australia, are continuing their work into finding an effective treatment and cure.
Unleash a Cure
Want to surf with Mick Fanning?
Your chance to win the surfing weekend experience of a lifetime – with three-time World Surfing Champion, Mick Fanning – has arrived.
Creatures of Leisure, Mick Fanning and FightMND have partnered to launch an awesome new competition – Unleash A Cure – and offer this incredible prize which includes a private surfing lesson for you and a mate with Mick at URBNSURF in Melbourne, Australia’s first surf park.
For just $20 per ticket, you will be in the draw to win the ultimate surfing experience, with FightMND the sole beneficiary of all proceeds from the sale of tickets.
FightMND thanks Creatures of Leisure and Mick Fanning for supporting the fight against MND and providing this incredible opportunity for us to raise critical funds to commit to more research to finding a cure for MND.
Let’s Unleash a Cure for MND!
Cycling Cares for FightMND
World champion cyclist Anna Meares knows only too well the horror of Motor Neurone Disease – her coach and friend Gary West lost the battle with ‘The Beast’ in 2017.
This is why she so generously supports our annual Cycling Cares campaign, a virtual cycling tour across Australia to raise funds for the fight against MND.
Throughout the month of February, thousands of Australians will jump on their bike and pedal as hard and as fast as they can to cover as many kilometres as possible to raise critical funds to further world-class research into a cure.
Get your teams together or just ride solo and start pedalling to fight MND.
Vale Dr. Ian Davis
With heavy hearts we regret to advise the sad passing of Dr. Ian Davis, our co-founder and inaugural Chairman, from Motor Neurone Disease on Thursday, November 1.
Ian made a significant contribution to the development and progress of clinical research into finding an effective treatment and cure for MND. He fought the disease with great selflessness and dignity and we are indebted to Ian for his vision, passion and commitment to MND research and his legacy will live on forever.
Fondly remembered, never forgotten.
Rest In Peace Ian
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 cure and care
Committed to cure initiatives
Committed to care grants
Four clinical trials
Seven drug development research projects
Big Freeze 4 total
2019 Daniher's Drive
Register now for the 2019 Daniher's Drive
Expressions of interest to be part of the 2019 Daniher’s Drive are now open and you can do so by clicking the button below.
The 2018 Drive raised $2.6million and was a four-day festival of fun and fundraising with over 100 cars forming this year’s convoy. The details for 2019 event, including route and costs are still be finalised but now is the time to express your interest.
Places are limited so register today and the FightMND team will in contact with you.
With the support of Tennis Australia, and the Australian Open, we are serving it up the debilitating disease and are ready to SmashMND again in 2019.
In 2018, we joined forces for the first time to raise funds for MND and to create greater awareness of ‘The Beast’ that is Motor Neurone Disease.
The partnership continues in 2019 with full details of how you can be involved to be announced in the coming weeks.
10 June, 2019
Big Freeze 5
Our fifth installment of ‘Big Freeze at the G’ will play host to another group of courageous celebrity sliders that take the plunge into the most famous pool of ice at the MCG on the Queen’s Birthday holiday in 2019, raising awareness and funds for our fight against MND.
In 2018, we achieved an incredible result, raising over $6.5million for Big Freeze 4.
Big Freeze 5 will be held on June 10, 2019 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ahead of the annual Queen’s Birthday clash between Collingwood and Melbourne Football Clubs.
The fight against MND needs you
FightMND - It Takes People.
We have a wonderful FightMND army supporting us and need more to join the army. Our work has just begun, we haven't found an effective treatment or cure as yet.
This is why we fight!
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.