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A big thank you to Parul Amin, Vidjanti Amarsee, Suvin Prasad and Sujata Nathoo for supporting MND NSW with an Indian cultural and trivia night. This fantastic evening was held on 10 March and included trivia, dance items and a raffle with lots of prizes. Everyone who attended had a great night with a fantastic $4,552 raised. Thank you also to MND NSW Ambassador Ben Gooley who attended the evening.
On Sunday 14 January, the Manly Lawn Tennis Club and The CorriLee Foundation hosted the Phil Dent and John Alexander MP Tennis Charity Day for MND NSW remembering the Australian tennis professional Peter Doohan. A tennis pro-am was played in the morning followed by a wonderful lunch presentation for about 80 people. Tennis playing guests included former pro's John Alexander and Phil Dent, 2 times French Open winner Lesley Bowrey, and 5 time Olympian Alex Watson.
Health professionals, MND Associations, primary, palliative, aged and disability care providers are invited to submit an abstract to present at the 9th National MND Australia Conference, MND Care – Informing, Influencing, Innovating Adelaide, Australia on Thursday 30 August to Friday 31 August. Call for abstracts now open. More information and submission guidelines here. Abstracts for poster and platform presentations to be submitted online here by 4 May 2018.