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Rachel Rizk | 21/05/2015
The search for new risk genes and therapies to treat motor neurone disease (MND) is set to accelerate with the announcement of the $1.05 million MND Australia Ice Bucket Challenge Grant that will bring together clinicians and researchers from Australia’s leading MND centres.
Rachel Rizk | 21/05/2015
The Cure for MND Foundation fundraising event, “Big Freeze at the G” was launched last Friday and has already raised over $250K. AFL legend Neale Daniher, who is living with MND, made a heartfelt appeal to the public to dig deep to support researchers in their efforts to understand and take down “The Beast”, as Neale calls MND.
Rachel Rizk | 4/05/2015
Ahead of the release of the latest Aged Care Reforms on 1 July, this MND Week we are lobbying the Government to make the system fair for all people living with MND. There is strength in numbers. Join us to advocate for a fair care system for all people living with MND: www.mndaustralia.org/MNDWeek15
Rachel Rizk | 1/05/2015
During May a national campaign to raise awareness of MND and funds for the MND Research Institute of Australia will run across TV and radio stations, as well as online and in Harvey Norman stores: www.endmnd.org.au
Rachel Rizk | 30/04/2015
A young father who will soon be unable to speak, swallow or breathe is the face of a new national campaign to raise awareness of motor neurone disease (MND) and funds for the MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA).
Rachel Rizk | 31/03/2015
We've recently uploaded the MND Australia Strategic Plan 2015 –2018 to our website. Have a read to find out about our planned endeavours over the next three years to ultimately enhance the quality of life of people living with MND.
Rachel Rizk | 22/03/2015
MND Australia works with the state MND associations to ensure that policy makers and other key decision makers understand the complex, progressive needs of people living with MND. MND Australia has made three new submissions this year to support the rights of people living with MND.
Rachel Rizk | 17/03/2015
Researchers have identified a new host of gene variants that could make people vulnerable to sporadic MND. The research is published in the journal, Scientific Reports. Dr Roger Pamphlett has prepared an easy-to-read summary. This research was supported by MNDRIA funding.
Rachel Rizk | 10/03/2015
The Allied Professionals Forum is an opportunity for health professionals to share their experiences, knowledge and strategies of caring for people with ALS/MND with their international peers. The Call for Abstracts will go out on 27 April 2015 by email, and will also be available on the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations website. More information
Rachel Rizk | 3/03/2015
The Nina Buscombe Award
provides funds to attend training, conferences or seminars where the content can be used to help improve the quality of services, management or research for people living with MND. The Award is presented and administered by MND Victoria
. Applications close on 8 May 2015.