Walk to D'Feet Motor Neurone Disease Event as iCalendar

25 September 2016

9am - 12pm

Venue: Sir Barry Curtis Park

Location: 58 Stancombe Road, Flat Bush, Auckland.

Host: MND New Zealand

Cost: $15 for individuals and $25 for families (children under 14 are free)

Contact info: Frankie Favero

Contact email: f.favero@auckland.ac.nz

Walk to d'feet team CBR

Motor neurone diseases (MNDs) are a group of progressive neurological disorders that destroy motor neurons, the cells that control essential voluntary muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing. When there are disruptions in the signals between the lowest motor neurons and the muscle, the muscles do not work properly. Over time, the ability to control voluntary movement can be lost.

The first ever nationwide Walk to D'Feet charity walk was held on Sunday 20 September 2015 in six different cities throughout New Zealand.The main objective was to raise funds to assist with providing support for people with MND and their care givers, and to support vital motor neurone disease research in New Zealand.

Last year, Dr Emma Scotter, our Centre’s Motor Neurone disease scientist and MND Association advocate, singlehandedly assembled a team of researchers who walked the 3-5km route.

This year's Auckland Walk 2 D’feet promises to be bigger and better than ever, with entertainment for the entire family as well as merchandising and food stalls. 

Your participation is crucial as the MND Association is looking to allocate fundraising resources into research that may benefit our Centre. Please sign-up and join our CBR team as we support our community partner through their newest fundraising initiative.

Click here to view a video of MND New Zealand's latest charity appeal.

To register and for details and locations please view the event website www.walk2dfeetmnd.co.nz