Advance is the newsletter of the MND Research Institute of Australia - the research arm of MND Australia.
Click the link below to read the December 2019 edition.
MND NSW provides information, support and education for people living with motor neurone disease, their families, friends and carers in NSW, ACT, the Gold Coast and NT. We also provide information and education about motor neurone disease for health, community and residential care professionals.
This past year, we’ve been walking all over NSW and the ACT with our incredible supporters, working together to d’Feet MND. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in these Walk to d’Feet MND events—it’s because of you’ve that each has been such an amazing success.
Our last walk for the year
We got a little trendy with our last walk for the year, holding it in Sydney’s Inner West. We had over 500 people turn up for the event and to date, we’ve raised an incredible $77,188.28, just for this Sydney Walk.
It’s been a big year
But Sydney was by no means the only walk we’ve organised. In fact, it’s been a huge year, with a total of eight Walk to d’Feet MND events having been held all over NSW and the ACT, including two new walk locations of Taree and Young.
Christmas is nearly upon us and for those of us whose lives have been affected in some way by motor neurone disease, the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends is incredibly special. But what if your iPad was the only voice you had to communicate with your loved ones? For people with MND this is often the case. It’s why we’re asking for your help.
Are you ready to travel to the heart of Australia? This is your chance to explore one of our country’s most breath-taking outback trails, all in the name of an important cause. MND NSW is inviting you (yes, you!) to join us on the March for MND 2020. This will be an opportunity to discover the heart of Australia, learn more about our Indigenous culture and show your support for those living with motor neurone disease, their carers and families. The funds you raise on the March for MND 2020 will go towards providing essential services and support for people living with MND. We’ll be here to provide fundraising support every step of the way on this incredible journey!
Click the following link to learn more https://inspiredadventures.com.au/events/mndnsw-larapinta-2020/
The School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide is looking for volunteers to complete a brief survey about mental health and ageing. The survey will take about 15 minutes and you can enter the draw to win a $150 EFTPOS gift card. The information from the survey will contribute to understanding how mental health symptoms differ for men and women across the lifespan, leading to better recognition and diagnosis of mental health problems. Take the survey The study has been approved by the University of Adelaide Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number H-2019-109).