Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Week is held nationally in the first full week of May each year. During the week, state MND associations
work together to raise awareness and share our vision of a world without MND. It is also a time to acknowledge the MND community, especially people living with MND, and to remember those who have died.
MND Week 2016 (1–7 May) Wrap up
meet our new ambassador, Brumbies player Nigel ah wong
During MND Week ACT Brumbies player, Nigel Ah Wong joined us as MND Australia's new Ambassador.
Nigel is personally aware of the impact of MND. His aunt was diagnosed with the terminal, neurological disease in 2013 and now requires 24-hour care, is housebound, unable to speak and finds it difficult to breathe on her own.
A new diagnostic tool for General Practitioners
As part of MND Week 2016, MND Australia launched a new diagnostic tool for GPs.
Adapted with permission from the MND Association (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), Painless, progressive weakness – Could this be Motor Neurone Disease? outlines the 'red flags' for MND including signs and symptoms, common features and supporting factors that point towards a diagnosis of MND.
GPs and other health professionals can download the double-sided 'red flags' diagnostic tool from the MNDcare website www.mndcare.net.au
Your Stories On THE MND AusTrAlia Blog
During MND Week we launched our new blog Spotlight on MND, which features stories from across the MND community. You are welcome to Share your Story via our website portal.
#7DayswithMND - Sharing experiences with MND
Through this unique social media campaign, personal stories about the diverse experience of MND were posted throughout MND Week. We heard from people living with MND, their families and carers, healthcare teams, MND support networks and the researchers who are tirelessly working towards a world without MND.
The campaign reached more than 150,000 people on Facebook. Take a look on Facebook and Twitter – hashtag #7DayswithMND.
It's not too late to make a difference
Text CARE or CURE to 0437 816 946 or make a donation online to help fund essential care and research as we work towards a world without MND.