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BIG FREEZE 7

BIG FREEZE 7

Thank you!

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.

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WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR?

Help us beat the Beast

Your support helped us raise an additional $2 million in just four days!

MND doesn’t stop and nor do we. We need to continue to fund the best research to end the suffering of families living with MND.

Please donate above or buy a beanie from Coles, Coles Express or Bunnings. And if you pick up some Aussie Pork from Coles, 10-20 cents from the sale of a whole lot of Coles Aussie Pork products will be donated to FightMND.

Together we can beat the Beast that is MND.

WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR?

The "Play On" Story

This year, we’ve included the words ‘Play On’ on the beanies. When faced with adversity we all have the decision to surrender or keep up the fight.

We need you to ‘Play On’ and keep fighting alongside us as we take on the ‘Beast’.

Every beanie purchased counts. Each dollar raised – no matter how small – is a stepping stone to finding a cure, and with your support, we hope to continue this momentum and give those diagnosed hope and something to smile about.

The Very Important Beanie

Latest Big Freeze 7 News

It’s less lonely when you know Aussies are joining the battle

“Having a chronic disease can be a very lonely experience even if you’re surrounded by love and support. It’s less lonely when you know lots of effort is going into finding a cure and Aussies are aware and joining the battle” she adds.
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Just “Do it!”

DIY Big Freeze events have become almost as legendary as the Big Freeze at the 'G thanks to wonderful supporters like Naomi Beasley who rally their community, have a ton of fun and raise important funds for FightMND.
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Big Freeze Brings a Volunteering Family Together

Tracey and her family have been part of the FightMND Army since the very beginning - with the whole Ashton family working the beanie tent at Fed Square for every Big Freeze. 
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The Big Freeze is Back!

The Big Freeze is back for its seventh year, and we are so excited to make it bigger and better than ever. 
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Your Impact

We want a world without Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and it takes an army of people to achieve this. To date, the FightMND Army has helped us fund world-class research and drug trials. With your help, we will continue to ‘Play On’ toward a cure.

$48.45m

Committed to MND research initiatives

$14.32m

committed to 11 Clinical Trials

$16.68m

committed to 17 drug development projects

$4.5m

World-first drug screening platform

$4.66m

Other research grants & initiatives

$2.55m

Sporadic ALS Australian - Genomics Consortium

$2.0m

Precision Medicine Program

$3.74m

committed to 15 IMPACT grants
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While lockdown 5.0 means we can’t be together for Run Melbourne this Sunday, we couldn’t miss an opportunity to thank Team FightMND for raising funds and awareness of MND.

Meet ���Max. His uncle was diagnosed with MND in 2018 and this year he set out to run a half-marathon. While he may not get to run his half marathon this weekend, he has still raised more than $1050. 💪💙

Max told us, “I want to inspire people around my community to reach out and support organisations such as FightMND and even push themselves to complete similar challenges.”

A massive thank you to Max and everyone who was part of Team FightMND.  #TeamFightMND #fightmnd
Race for a cure. FightMND invests in all stages of the research pipeline so that discoveries can become treatments for MND.

The research pipeline is a bit like race, with each potential treatment a competitor that faces and overcomes hurdles in the race to beat the Beast.

Learn how your on-going support means that we can continue to add new competitors and support existing ones to ultimately find treatments and a cure for MND.
Neale Daniher - FightMND 2021 Play On speech. 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. 

For the full speech, see link in bio.
And the winner of the FightMND in your VIB competition is... Banjo! 🎉

Congratulations Banjo, you've won 2 x tickets to the 2021 AFL Grand Final for your backyard Big Freeze entry. 🥳
We received over 1000 entries in our FightMND in your VIB competition 🤯 
These entries stood out from the rest for their fun backyard Big Freezes! 🥶
Which is your favourite? Help us pick the winner by voting now on our IG story! 
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition 🙌
Tram drivers all over Melbourne are joining the fight against MND! 

A fellow driver has recently been diagnosed with MND, so the depots are rallying in support, wearing beanies on the job and holding fundraisers for FightMND. 

Thank you to all the 'Trammies' for their hard work and determination in support of their mate. 🚋💙
24 hours to go to sign up as a Champion Runner for Team FightMND! Don't miss the opportunity to receive free entry, a FightMND merchandise pack + more. Sign up today and run for those who can't this @runmelbourne via the link in our bio.