Gerald Patterson preparing for Bike USA

On Saturday 18 May three New Zealand riders will embark on the cycling trip of a lifetime, traversing the USA, from San Francisco to New York, to raise $51,500 for MND research and support.

Two participants in Walk to Defeat MND

This year’s Walk to Defeat MND was a resounding success, bringing together communities from Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland to raise much needed awareness, not to mention an astounding $123,390 for MND support and research! Through months of planning in whatever spare time that could be spared the tireless dedication of some quite remarkable volunteers were … Read more

Beth Watson

There are many people who have contributed to MND NZ over its past decades, but possibly none more so than Beth Watson who sadly passed away in June 2023. Beth Watson was a tireless advocate for people with motor neurone disease (MND) and the work of MND NZ for nearly 25 years including thousands of … Read more

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Join us for an incredible day out at the iconic Auckland Waterfront on Sunday 25th of February 2024 as we walk, united with compassion and camaraderie, to support people living with MND 💙 Meet at Silo Park, located at the corner of Beaumont Street and Jellicoe Street, Auckland CBD 1010 and just a stones throw … Read more

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Join us for an incredible day out at Christchurch’s Hagley Park (southern end) on Sunday 18 February as we walk, united with compassion and camaraderie, to support people living with MND 💙 Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your loved ones together, connect with the MND community, and enjoy a lovely morning at … Read more

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We have been so inspired by amazing stories of living well with MND, that we’d like to make this a regular feature in our e-newsletter and magazine. We are also thinking of an art feature as part of the upcoming MND Action Month in June – more on this to come, but in the meantime, … Read more

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The buzz of the crowd, quiet moments of remembrance, the hug of a stranger who gets it. Walk to Defeat MND community events are positive, powerful, colourful, and life-affirming. People from all walks of life find strength together, united by their experiences with MND, with the shared purpose of creating hope for others. Join us … Read more

Christchurch Fb Event Banner

The buzz of the crowd, quiet moments of remembrance, the hug of a stranger who gets it. Walk to Defeat MND community events are positive, powerful, colourful, and life-affirming. People from all walks of life find strength together, united by their experiences with MND, with the shared purpose of creating hope for others. Join us … Read more

Ruth

Earlier this month, Ruth Mylchreest – Waikato local, athlete and Te Whatu Ora- Waikato neurology clinical nurse specialist took on an incredible challenge to raise awareness and funding for people affected by MND and Huntington’s disease. The challenge saw Ruth climb Kakepuku Mountain 10 times – a total distance of around 75km – on a … Read more

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Tonight’s screening of “Stewart” is more than just a movie night—it’s a tribute to the memory of Malcolm Abernethy and the fight against MND. Malcolm, who was diagnosed with MND in March 2021, was a passionate fan of the legendary racer Jackie Stewart. “In March 2023 we sadly lost a dad, grandad and husband,” the … Read more