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MND Action Month Kicks Off

Fundraising, Ice Bucket Challenge

12 May 2023

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June is the international awareness month for motor neurone disease. Awareness is great – but there is currently no truly effective treatment and no known cure for MND. We need to take action to change this.

Things are at an exciting point in research, and we need to keep the momentum going with funding. We can’t stop until a truly effective treatment, and ultimately a cure, is found. In the meantime, MND NZ coordinates support and advocacy to make time count for over 400 families affected today.

But this work is only made possible through people like you and fundraisers like this – there’s no government funding, no secret money tree.

The concept is simple – take action during the month of June and raise vital funds to power MND research, advocacy and support.

Host a morning or afternoon tea for your family, friends, workplace, club, or school and ask for a donation to support MND NZ, or take on the legendary Ice Bucket Challenge.

Get creative and run a donation vote system to see who gets the icy drenching, or sell pre-packed morning teas for a donation at the office. You could even push the boat out, and combine the two!

However you choose to get involved, funds raised through MND Action Month go straight into providing personalised community-based support and vital funding to promising research.

If you’re ready to take action, sign up at www.mndactionmonth.org.nz and use #MNDActionMonth for any social posts so you appear in the MND Action Month social feed.

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