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#IceBucketChallenge world record attempt – Melbourne, 22 August

Rachel Rizk | 17/08/2014

If you haven't been challenged yet, or even if you have, head over to Etihad Stadium at 5pm on Friday 22 August for the Laugh to Cure MND world record attempt for the largest number of people simultaneously performing the Ice Bucket Challenge. More information

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#IceBucketChallenge an unprecedented success in raising awareness of ALS/MND

Rachel Rizk | 16/08/2014

MND Australia's Carol Birks and Janet Nash as well as state MND association staff have joined some of the world's most famous people including Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Mickey Rourke by completing the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness and funds for ALS/MND.

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MND research grants 2015

Rachel Rizk | 28/07/2014

Researchers working in Australia in fields that are relevant to MND are invited to apply to the MND Research Institute of Australia for funding to support research commencing in the calendar year 2015. A record number of grants are available including grants-in-aid, postdoctoral fellowships, an international collaborative research grant, travel grants and PhD top-up grants. Full list of 2015 grants.
 

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MND Australia newsletter – July 2014

Rachel Rizk | 28/07/2014

Read about our latest awareness, advocacy and information activities in the July issue of MND Australia's newsletter.

Senators and MPs show their support
Senators and MPs show their support

Rachel Rizk | 26/06/2014

During ALS/MND Global Day 2014, MND Australia and the state MND associations focussed on advocating for Australians living with MND. To close the ALS/MND Global Day campaign, MND Australia and the state MND associations provided an update on MND research and presented to federal parliamentarians the names of 2029 people who signed the five rights of people living with MND petition.

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MND Global Day wrap up

Rachel Rizk | 25/06/2014

As we reflect on Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Global Day 2014, MND Australia acknowledges the international MND community’s efforts to collectively raise awareness of MND. We also recognise the power of individuals whose stories highlight the plight of over 400,000 people living with MND worldwide.

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ALS/MND Global Day Message from the Chairwoman of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations

Rachel Rizk | 20/06/2014

Carol Birks: "Hope can be viewed as one of the miracles of life, something intrinsic to what it means to be human. All Alliance members share the global hope for a future without ALS/MND. Together, we will continue to work to ensure that all people living with ALS/MND get the right care, in the right place and at the right time. And together, we will ultimately find a cure."

Olympian Brittany Elmslie launches ALS/MND Global Day in Australia
Olympian Brittany Elmslie launches ALS/MND Global Day in Australia

Rachel Rizk | 20/06/2014

During ALS/MND Global Day on 21 June, Olympic gold-medallist Brittany Elmslie will join other notable sportspeople from across the globe to raise awareness of MND and champion the rights of people living with this fatal neurological disease. 

With the help of elite sportspeople the global MND community will flood the social media space with images and the message One #GlobalTeam, One Goal: A world free of ALS/MND.

Latest MND research newsletters
Latest MND research newsletters

Rachel Rizk | 22/05/2014

The June issue of the MND Research Institute of Australia's newsletter, Advance is now online. Read about the research projects receiving grants from MNDRIA in 2013 and 2014 in areas including genetics, proteomics, cell biology, metabolism, immunology,

clinical measurement, health care research and environment/epidemiology.  For the latest MND research news take a look at the June issue of the MND Australia International Research Update, which features articles on research into overexcited motor neurones and MND, as well as other research snippets from across the globe.

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MND Australia's response to Budget 2014–15

Rachel Rizk | 15/05/2014

MND Australia has prepared a summary of how the Budget 2014–15 may impact on MND research and care. Read more.

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