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

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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


When Serena’s brother Michael was diagnosed with MND on Valentine’s Day 2020 everything changed. He and his young family were living in Wellington, but soon moved back home to Invercargill to be close to family. Among all the bad news and uncertainty over the future, the one bright spot that Serena recalls is that the … 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

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Nominations for the David Oliver Beacon Award 2023 are open! The David Oliver Beacon Award is awarded annually, acknowledging, and celebrating those who have made a significant contribution to the MND community. The award is open to individuals, groups, and organisations that make positive contribution, improvement, or innovation in MND support or care. Dr David … Read more