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.

Run Melbourne


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.


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

Daniher’s Drive returns to the road this October

After two years of delays, a convoy of 80 cars carrying more than 300 participants will journey through... Read more »
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Big Freeze 8 raises record-breaking $19.8 million for FightMND

The eighth Big Freeze has broken another record in its fundraising for FightMND, generating $19.8 million for the... Read more »
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Crowds return to the ‘G for Big Freeze 8

FightMND’s Big Freeze continues to raise awareness and much-needed funds to ‘beat the beast’ with the charity today... Read more »
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Australia to light up blue for the Big Freeze 8

Big Freeze 8 illuminations are set to light up Australia this long weekend, beginning on Friday (10 June),... Read more »
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The impact of our investment

Since 2014, FightMND have been proud to invest over $63 million in cure and care initiatives, however we... Read more »
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What’s On – Big Freeze 8

This year, it’s time to Beanie On, Play On, as the Big Freeze makes its triumphant return to... Read more »
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Past Big Freeze sliders presented with their special ‘baggie blues’

Past Big Freeze sliders were surprised on Tuesday with a special, one-of-a-kind beanie as part of the launch... Read more »
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Grab a snag and a beanie this weekend for FightMND

Bunnings, a proud supporter of FightMND since 2019, is hosting a sausage sizzle fundraiser at six selected stores... Read more »
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Big Freeze slider alumni

Since 2015, 92 brave individuals have accepted Neale Daniher’s challenge – to slide into Australia’s coldest ice bath,... Read more »
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Vance Joy to warm up crowd at Big Freeze 8

Global music superstar and hometown hero Vance Joy is set to kick off celebrations at the AFL’s Big... Read more »
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The Big Freeze is back – It’s time to Beanie On, Play On

Big Freeze 8 beanies are now on sale at Coles, Coles Express and Bunnings stores nationwide and online... Read more »
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Research update – April 2022

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PedalCure4MND raises nearly half-a-million dollars for the fight against MND

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Relive the fun of Big Freeze 7

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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.


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
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As MND Awareness Week comes to a close, we'd like to take a moment to recognise those people who are living with MND and those we have lost.

MND is a Beast. It knows no borders and touches every corner of our community. As we fight to find treatments and a cure, we do so in honour of everyone who has been impacted by this devastating disease.

To those currently fighting the Beast, your courage never fails to inspire us. �

#endMND #ALSMNDWithoutBorders #fightmnd #mnd
To mark Global MND Awareness Day, we couldn't be more excited to announce that Big Freeze 8 has raised an incredible $19.8 million for FightMND! This makes it our most successful Big Freeze ever! 

Thanks to every donation, we will be able to invest this record-breaking figure into vital research to find effective treatments and one day a cure for MND. 

To everyone who donated, bought a beanie, volunteered or held a community fundraiser – thank you! We simply couldn't continue the battle against the Beast without your support. 

And to those who have been impacted by or are living with MND, you continue to inspire us. You are the reason why we won't stop until better treatments and a cure is found.

#endMND #ALSMNDWithoutBorders #fightmnd #mnd
Today is Global MND Awareness Day, and we'd like to take this opportunity to recognise the incredible work being done every day by the researchers working on the front line in the battle against the Beast. It is thanks to your tireless efforts that we can continue working towards our goal of a world without MND. 

#endMND #ALSMNDWithoutBorders #fightmnd #mnd
Half way through June and the weather is only getting colder 🥶❄️

A Big Freeze 8 beanie is the perfect winter accessory to keep you warm and cosy as winter rages on. There's still time to grab yours! Head down to your local @colessupermarkets, @colesexpress or @bunnings and pick up a beanie today!
This Saturday, FightMND is heading over to South Australia, turning the Adelaide Oval blue with a sea of Big Freeze beanies. 

From 11:15am, FightMND volunteers will be outside the Oval, selling beanies and collecting donations while Port Adelaide gear up to take on the Sydney Swans. 

Keen to get involved? We're on the lookout for some more volunteers to sign up and help out at the game. Plus, volunteers who join us on the day will also receive a free ticket to the match!

Visit the link in our bio for more information and to sign up. We can’t wait to see you there!
You might have seen some of our fabulous volunteers walking around Melbourne in their white shirts yesterday. These incredible volunteers came out and donated their time and efforts to help make this year's Big Freeze bigger and better than ever! 

To our volunteers, whether you were collecting donations or selling beanies, we can't thank you all enough for all your time and enthusiasm. FightMND would not be able to make the difference we do if it weren't for the generosity of every volunteer who lends a hand. 

Thank you all for everything!
Big Freeze 8 went off with a bang! 🎆💙 What were your favourite moments?

📹 @bergsproductions
Road Trip! Did you know the Big Freeze festivities are making their way to WA? Over in Perth, Optus Stadium is hosting it's very own Mini Freeze, featuring some of the biggest names in the west taking the plunge into icey cold waters. You can then catch the West Coast Eagles take on Geelong as Western Australia joins the battle against the Beast. 

FightMND vollies will also be there before the game on Saturday 18 June, selling Big Freeze beanies and collecting donations. 

Follow along on the @westcoasteagles socials as they announce their "dunkers" taking on the MND Dunk Tank at the game.