Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Swim-A-Thon-Raising Funds for MND

Raising funds for mnd (Motor neurone disease)

To be held at the Port Macquarie Swimming Pool
Friday 14th September 2012
6.00pm until 12.00pm (midnight)

Our goal is for everyone to have fun and at the same time raise funds for a worthy cause. Prizes donated by some of Port Macquarie's local business's will be awarded for the different categories and best achievements.
For more information please enquire at the Port Macquarie Swimming Pool –
Ph. 6583 1635
MND information
MND affects approximately 1400 people in Australia and thousands more - their carers, families and friends - live daily with its impact. On average every day in Australia at least one person dies from MND and another is diagnosed.

Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, swallow and breathe fail to work normally. With no nerves to activate them the muscles gradually weaken and waste. The patterns of weakness and rate of progression vary from person to person. While some people can live a long time with MND, the average life expectancy is 2 to 3 years from diagnosis.

For every person diagnosed with MND it is estimated that a further 14 members of their family and their friends will live with the effect of MND forever. Due to the rapid progression of MND and the spiralling series of losses MND has a significant impact on the physical and emotional well being of the carer.

Until a cure or an effective treatment for MND is discovered care and research must go hand in hand. Money raised will provide essential equipment, care and support for people with MND and their carers.

Support services are crucial in enabling people with MND to remain active for as long as possible.For more information Ph. 1800 777 175 or email

1 comment:

Tarnya said...

It's amazing Suzanne what you and your hubby are doing. I hope it all goes well.
Tarmya. x