Motor neurone disease (MND), known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in many parts of the world, and as Lou Gehrig's disease in the USA, is a progressive neurological disease.
MND affects approximately 1500 people in Australia and thousands more - their carers, families and friends - live daily with its impact. On average every day in Australia at least one person dies from MND and another is diagnosed.
MND Australia is the national peak body for MND care and research in Australia. The MND Australia network comprises of six state Associations, representing all states and territories. The MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) is the research arm of MND Australia.
MND Australia members work together to advance, promote and influence local and national efforts to achieve the vision of a world free from MND.
Contact the MND Association providing services in your state or territory or call the national freecall number: 1800 777 175
Find out more about MND research.
Join us in our fight against MND by making a donation, talking about MND and getting involved to raise awareness of MND in your community.