Geared up to walk

February 22, 2018

You can register to take part in the 'Walk to D'feet MND' at Rambling Rose on Bridge St.

The Walk to D’Feet MND is taking place this Sunday, February 25, and organisers want to see as many locals as possible come out to support the cause.

Participants are being encouraged to come to Rambling Rose in Bridge St this week to register for the walk.

Anyone who can not take part can still donate to the cause or pop in to buy some merchandise, including coffee cups, stubby holders, stuffed animals and a host of clothing and caps.

The walk is now in its 11th year and despite organisers raising more than $500000 in the past decade, a cure is yet to be found.

Finding that cure is the next priority for organisers.

Motor Neurone Disease, known in some countries as ALS, is the name given to a group of diseases that damage the nerve cells in control of muscles, which allow people to move, speak, breathe and swallow.

The disease gained international attention following the online social-media driven ‘‘ice-bucket challenge’’.

That initiative helped raise funds to improve research into a cure, however, as the ice-bucket challenges become less popular it is fundraisers like the Walk to D’feet MND that are important in order to address this serious disease.

If you do not have an opportunity to register in advance you can do so on the morning of the walk at the foreshore.

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