Let’s D-feet MND

McIvor Times - - NEWS - By DAVID RAK

TEAM Heath­cote will be among the hun­dreds ex­pected flock to Bendigo’s Lake Weeroona in Novem­ber to raise funds for a wor­thy cause.

Meg Glee­son, Krys­tal Eick­ert and Stacey Yates will lace up and hit the walk­ing track as part of the Bendigo Walk to D-Feet MND

The event aims to raise funds and aware­ness for MND Vic­to­ria in their fight against mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease.

“Un­til there is a cure, there is care” is the motto of MND Vic­to­ria, who de­liver ser­vices to 400 Vic­to­ri­ans liv­ing with MND so they can re­main liv­ing as in­de­pen­dently as pos­si­ble for as long as pos­si­ble.

MND Vic­to­ria ad­vi­sor Eric Kelly said MND is an ag­gres­sive neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­ease that af­fects ba­sic func­tions like move­ment, speech and breath­ing.

“MND is a ter­mi­nal ill­ness,” he said.

“The usual time from di­ag­no­sis to death is just over two years.

“There is gen­er­ally two new cases in Greater Bendigo ev­ery year.”

Mr Kelly said the fundrais­ing walk is about pro­mo­tion and mak­ing peo­ple aware of the im­pacts of the dis­ease.

“The equip­ment re­quire- ments for peo­ple with MND are enor­mous and the re­quire­ments for each per­son are con­stantly chang­ing,’’ he said.

“It’s vi­tal to keep pro­vid­ing sup­port, ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion for peo­ple suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease.”

The Bendigo Walk to D-Feet MND is on Novem­ber 20. To do­nate to Team Heath­cote, head to https:/ /www.my­cause.com.au/page/ 155811/team-heath­cote

For in­for­ma­tion about MND, visit www.mnd.asn.au

Photo: Han­nah Thom­son

Meg Glee­son, Krys­tal Eick­ert and Stacey Yates will be com­pet­ing as Team Heath­cote.

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