Media release: Immediate
June 21 is a solstice - a turning point - and each year the Australian and international MND community undertake a range of activities to express their hope that this day will be a turning point in the search for the cause, treatments and a cure for this devastating disease.
Motor neurone disease (MND) leaves an active mind trapped in a motionless body. One by one, people with MND lose the ability to walk, talk, swallow... and to hug. This reality is faced by 1,400 Australians.
The disease strikes indiscriminately, affecting people in every nation, of every race, colour and economic status. MND Global Day is marked by all countries in the International Alliance of MND Associations as an expression of their hope and determination to continue the fight against motor neurone disease.
MND Global Day Events:
• Walk to d'Feet MND in Canberra, 24 June
• Federal MPs and Senators will wear cornflowers, the symbol of MND, in Parliament on MND Global Day, 21 June