Thank you to Team ReJoyce for another great fundraiser for MND NSW held recently at the Robertson Inn. More than 100 people attended a wonderful dinner with some great music by ‘Scared Stiff’ raising over $5,000.

Motor neurone disease has touched the lives of many families. Karalee Baker has a history of MND in her family, with her maternal great grandmother, maternal grandmother and father dying from MND. Karalee’s mother was also diagnosed with MND in 2014. With a history of MND on both sides of their family, Karalee and her siblings have a higher chance of being diagnosed with the disease sometime in their lives.

Karalee is determined to raise awareness of MND and raise funds for answers into the disease. She will run 45 kilometres from Queanbeyan to Gundaroo on the day of the Gundaroo Music Festival, 8 October 2016, and is expected to arrive at at Gundaroo around 2pm. A fundraising page has been set up to give us all the opportunity to donate to the cause.

We wish Karalee the very best in her journey, and urge you to dig deep and support her quest to raise funds for MND research.

To learn more about Karalee’s journey, and donate, head to https://mndspirit.everydayhero.com/au/karalee

Bob Templeman has worked tirelessly as an MND NSW board member and volunteer for many decades and has helped shape the direction of MND NSW. Since retiring from the board, Bob continues to assist our Association and was thrilled to be the guest speaker representing MND NSW at the July meeting of the Blue Mountains Gardens and Beautification Group at Springwood Sports Club. The event went well with more than 20 members in attendance. Thank you Bob for your continued involvement in raising community awareness about MND.

A big thank you to the volunteers from AON who gave up their time to volunteer at the MND NSW Centre at Gladesville on 27 June and 6 July. They completed lots of jobs including stocktaking, packing our wonderful Christmas cards and cleaning equipment in the equipment bay. Their contribution was amazing and very much appreciated by everyone here at MND NSW.

Congratulations to Mitchell Physiotherapy on the success of their Charity Ball for MND NSW held on 25 June In Maitland. A fun night of great food and dancing raising $9700 and lots of awareness in the Maitland area about MND. Mitchell Physiotherapy would like to thank their major sponsors without whose support fundraising night like this would not happen - Telstra Store East Maitland, Bottrell Business Consultants, The Mutual Building Society –Maitland, N.E.Time DJ and Imageworld Photography. http://www.mitchellphysio.com.au

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