What is the Big Freeze? 

For 10 years FightMND has been freezing the nation with its annual Big Freeze campaign.   
The campaign reaches fever pitch on the Monday of the King’s Birthday long weekend, 10 June 2024. Big Freeze Beanies will take over Australia’s most iconic sporting arena, the MCG. And just minutes before the annual Collingwood verses Melbourne clash, a group of bold and courageous celebrities will take the plunge into Australia’s coldest ice bath – all to raise funds for vital MND research.  
But we don’t stop there. For those who can’t make it to the ‘G, you can still show your support at our state freeze events. We’re proud to bring back the WA Freeze to Optus Stadium on 1 June, while the QLD Freeze will return to the Gabba on 14 June. We’re also excited to bring the SA Freeze to the Adelaide Oval for the first time on 6 June!  
Stay tuned to our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for the latest news about Big Freeze 10! 

Where can I purchase a Big Freeze 10 Beanie? 
Big Freeze Beanies are now available at Coles, Bunnings, select Coles Express stores and also online.

Where can I purchase a kids Big Freeze 10 Beanie? 
Kids Beanies are available online and a select Coles stores across Victoria for $20.  
Kids Beanies are recommended for children aged 0-7 years old.  

Where can I purchase Big Freeze Socks? 
Big Freeze Socks are available to purchase online.
Supporters in Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania can also pick up their Big Freeze Socks at select Coles supermarkets.

What impact does buying Big Freeze 10 Beanies have? 
Every Beanie sold brings us one step closer to a cure. By purchasing a Big Freeze 10 Beanie, you’re helping support the fight against MND.  
For example, $50 dollars provides 2 boxes of vital research supplies or supports the loan of headsets to aid in communication to people living with MND with limited funds.  
How can I volunteer during the Big Freeze? 
We’re very proud to have a group of loyal volunteers supporting FightMND. Our work wouldn’t be possible without their support.  
We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers to join us. To find out more about this year’s volunteers visit our Volunteer With Us page.  

I’m not in Melbourne. Can I still volunteer for the Big Freeze? 
Yes. This year we’re freezing the nation with the WA Freeze, SA Freeze and QLD Freeze. We can’t run these events without the help of our volunteers. To find out more about the volunteering opportunities in your area visit our Volunteer With Us page. 

How can I fundraise for FightMND during the Big Freeze? 
There are lots of ways you can help us. Buy a Beanie. Buy Socks. Host a DIY Big Freeze. Donate. Whatever you can do, big or small, helps us in the pursuit of our vision of a world free of MND.  
Rally your friends, family, sporting club, colleagues and community together to raise vital funds and help us beat the Beast. How you do this is up to you. Whether it is a day of sport, a backyard ice bucket challenge, selling Beanies and Socks, you become an essential part of the FightMND Family.  
Check out our Fundraise for us page for more information on how you can help raise vital funds for MND research.  

How can I donate during Big Freeze 10? 
You can donate during Big Freeze 10 via the Donate page on our website. 
How can I make an offline donation? 
If you prefer to donate directly to our bank account, please use the details below to make a bank transfer.
Name: FightMND
Bank: National Australia Bank
BSB: 083 004
ACC: 73-138-9056
International Transfer SWIFT code: NATAAU3303M

Reference: To help us process your donation please include your full name and any information about your donation e.g. fundraising event name.
Please contact us at [email protected] if you require a tax receipt.
If you have any questions or require help in any way, please contact the FightMND team:
Phone: 1300 344 486 or email us at: [email protected]

Who are this year’s sliders? 
Our sliders are a closely guarded secret that we can’t wait to share with you! A who’s who of Australia’s brightest stars will be taking up the challenge of Australia’s coldest ice bath! 
We’ll announce the 2024 Big Freeze 10 Sliders in June across our social media channels. Stay in the know and make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

How much has the Big Freeze raised in previous years?  
Thanks to the generosity of our incredible FightMND Supporters, we raised a staggering $16.3 million during Big Freeze 9.  

What progress has FightMND made so far? 
Since 2014, FightMND has invested more than $97 million into research and care initiatives to fight the Beast that is MND. This includes investments of $85.53 million into MND cure research and $12 million in care research and support.  
In the cure research space, investment has helped fund:  
-Clinical trials for people living with MND.  
-Drug development to fast track the progression of potential treatments for MND through to testing in clinical trials. 
-Discovery projects aimed at understanding the causes of MND.  
-Building research capacity in Australia by supporting of brilliant-minded researcher committed to the fight.  
Investment in initiatives to help improve MND Care in Australia focuses on: 
-Evidence: A program of care-focused research.  
-Standards: The development of national standards and guidelines for MND care.  
-Support: Targeted support for people living with MND through not-for-profit organisations providing MND Care and support.  

Get in contact.

If you have any questions, queries or want to know more about how you can get involved with FightMND, connect with us on social media, send us an email or give us a call.