Lorna drives girls to help
A CONVOY of support is gathering as AFL legend Neale Daniher’s latest MND research fund-raising event heads towards Geelong.
More than 400 people in 150 cars on a tour of regional Victoria have raised $2.2 million as support intensifies to find a cure for the debilitating condition.
Lorna’s Girls team member Amelia Hartnett, from Rippleside, said the group had raised more than $20,000 this year for Fight MND.
“Each year Neale’s commitment is stronger and it is all worth it to see how passionate he is, he is inspiring,” Ms Hartnett said.
The team — of Naomi Beasley, whose mother, Lorna, passed away from MND, and lifelong friends Narelle Crawford, Lisa Leeds and Ms Hartnett — was formed three years after Lorna passed away from MND in 2002.
“When Lorna was diagnosed there wasn’t much known about MND, so it’s great we can spread the word about the cruel disease, and hopefully contribute towards finding a cure,” Ms Harnett said.
On their third Daniher’s Drive, the team has so far raised about $70,000 for MND