The Foundation’s ongoing commitment to provide the right assistance to the right people at the right time, is only possible due to the generosity of our corporate partners, donors, sponsors and event participants. It’s these efforts and contributions that enable us to make a real difference to people living with motor neurone disease.
The MND and Me Foundation is also honoured that we continue to be approached to join existing initatives as a participant and/or as a beneficiary of external fundraising activities. This involvement in corporate and individually planned events continues to strengthen our MND and Me community and positions the Foundation well to promote and deliver on our service offering to those in need.
Over the last five months, members of Team MND and Me had their runners well and truly on… they’ve competed in events from the Bay to Berlin including: the Gold Coast Marathon, the Townsville Running Festival, the Twilight Bay Run, the Berlin Marathon – finishing the year with the New York Marathon.
An amazing achievement by an amazing group of people who all self fund their trips. Underpinning these athletic and endurance feats is the significant support the runners received from their personal supporters and donors. Together these events have raised approximately $120,000 to help support people living with MND and fund research.
And, it doesn’t end there…
The Foundation has also been the beneficiary of a diverse range of events – from the Drummond Underwood Charity Golf Day to Laurie Stanton’s community tea party, stalls and raffles. And, in a first for the Foundation, we recently hosted the great Shenzo Gregorio as he embarked on a ’40 Hour Jammin for MND’ at our base in Coorparoo!
The Foundation was also the beneficiary of two raffles…
The first – from our corporate friends at NTI – saw an old relic transformed into the ‘Green Diamond’ – a pristine 1946 International K5 truck. The second – from our corporate friends at Lowes Petroleum – saw $8,000 worth of fuel on offer. The proceeds of these two raffles has enabled the Foundation to increase research funding and provide additional support services. A huge thank you to NTI and Lowes Petroleum for their continued and greatly valued support.
To round off 2017, it was an honour for The MND and Me Foundation to be announced as the recipient of the 2017 Lexus Owners’ Gift. This generous Gift donated five BiPAP A40 non-invasive ventilators that will provide people with MND crucial symptom management support, and peace of mind knowing they have disease-specific equipment, rather than a generic stop gap measure.
Take a look at some of our most recent fundraising and awareness activities and view the amazing pictures of our supporters in action – ‘Making the Impossible, Possible’.