Awareness matters. Every week in New Zealand, at least two people are diagnosed with MND. MND awareness leads to a greater understanding of MND in the wider community, which in turn helps to increase levels of support, funding, and research, to benefit those living with MND.
Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month (June) is an annual opportunity to encourage more people to join our team in the fight against MND and its impacts. Global ALS/MND Awareness Day falls on 21st June every year and is a focal point of the month for us to unite globally in our efforts to support people living with MND.
Read about our previous awareness campaigns below.
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David’s unusable items are being sold to help raise funds for those living with motor neurone disease. All proceeds will help pay for the vital support those living with MND need to maintain a quality of life, and research to learn what we can about this cruel and debilitating disease. The items are used, but are all in working order. 100% of the proceeds go to MND New Zealand.
Cuppa Tea for MND - More than 30 Cuppa Tea for MND events were held across New Zealand during June, to mark Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month. These events highlighted the impact of MND to hundreds of Kiwis and raised $16,000 to support people living with MND.
MND Ice Bucket Challenge - Several businesses took part in the MND Ice Bucket Challenge, selecting members of their team to receive an icy drenching and raising funds. Participants included Colliers Highbrook, Bluff Country Contractors, Active VMA, Barfoot & Thompson, and the team at Fulton Hogan Auckland Airport.
Active VMA and Bluff Country Contractors continued to surpass and increase their fundraising goals throughout the month and raised $7.5k and $8k by the end of the month.
Colliers Highbrook inspired support from far and wide, across their organisation, from stakeholders, family, and friends. They smashed their goal, raising an astounding $200k! Watch the video of their challenge here.
Thank you to everyone who got involved.