What's happening in august 2015?
Meet Pat Quinn and Pete Frates, the initiators of the ALS/MND Ice Bucket Challenge that swept the world in the last half of 2014.
Pat and Pete will be recreating the start of the Ice Bucket Challenge on 31 July 2015 and will be highlighting the need to continue the Challenge #EveryAugustUntilACure.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Take the Ice Bucket Challenge
Take the Ice Bucket Challenge, and challenge your friends and family to do the same. Check the rules.
Use the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of MND
The Ice Bucket Challenge is all about raising awareness, so don't forget to:
- Mention MND on your video or social media posts and share with your friends and followers. You might also like to include some MND facts.
- Use the hashtags #EveryAugustUntilACure, #IceBucketChallenge and #MND
- Tell us about your Ice Bucket Challenge and we’ll share your story and our thanks with our passionate social network
- Keep an eye of our Facebook page or create your own Ice Bucket Challenge posts
- Follow MND Australia on Twitter and use #EveryAugustUntilACure
Support people living with MND and MND research
MND Australia, the MND Research Institute of Australia and state MND associations can only continue thanks to the generous support of donors. We rely on donations for research
and to provide information, awareness, advocacy and care for people living with MND. Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Take part in state MND association events
Some state MND associations have Ice Bucket Challenge events planned in August. Visit state MND association websites to find out more.
THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE RULES
1. Fill a bucket (or larger container) with water and ice
2. Tip it over your head
3. Challenge three other people to take the Ice Bucket Challenge within 48 hours
4. If nominees don't take the Ice Bucket Challenge within 48 hours they make a donation to an MND charity.
Of course you can take the challenge AND make a donation and ask the people you nominate to do the same!
1. Add your own personal touch by using a helicopter like Paul Bissonnette or creating a ice bucket tipper like Bill Gates.
2. Post your video/photos on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Use the hashtags #EveryAugustUntilACure, #IceBucketChallenge and #MND.
3. Post your video/photo on MND Australia's Facebook timeline or use @mndaustralia on Twitter.
2. Make a donation as well as taking the challenge like Taylor Swift.
3. Make a donation for each of your nominees who complete the challenge like Kevin Russo.
The Ice Bucket Challenge may not be suitable for small children, the elderly, anyone in poor health or animals of any kind, so please use good judgment and take appropriate care.
Please be thoughtful about water usage. If you’re in an area affected by drought, please consider making a donation instead, or recycle the water for later use.
WHO HAS TAKEN THE CHALLENGE IN 2015?
How Ice Bucket Challenge 2014 is making a difference
Facts about MND
- MND is a progressive, terminal neurological disease
- There is no known cure and no effective treatment for MND
- Each day in Australia two people die from MND
- Each day in Australia two people are diagnosed with MND
- People with MND progressively lose the use of their limbs and ability to speak, swallow and breathe, whilst their mind and senses usually remain intact
- Average life expectancy is 27 months
- An estimated 1,900 people have MND in Australia
- For every person diagnosed with MND it is estimated that a further 14 members of their family and their friends will live with the effect of MND forever
Are you from the media?
If you would like to produce a story on MND, the Ice Bucket Challenge or speak to someone about the disease, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 0408 461 932. Check our Media hub for the latest news or read MND Background Information Fact Sheet, which provides a snapshot about MND.
Ice Bucket Challenge FAQs
We've prepared answers
to some commonly asked questions.