Loss drives couple to join fundraiser
AFTER his sister-inlaw died from motor neurone disease (MND) in 2008, Como resident John Dodman knew he needed to do something.
He and his wife Barbara decided to get involved with the MND Association.
“After her sister passed away, Barb decided to get involved with the MND Association, as did I,” he said. “Barb runs the ladies’ craft group, which raises money to support the association, and I’ve become a member of the board and I am on the drive committee, so we’re involved as volunteers in all sorts of ways.”
Tomorrow, Mr Dodman and two friends will take part in the 2014 Motor Neurone Disease Drive to raise funds for the MND Association of WA (MNDWA). It will kick off in Fremantle and wrap up in Esperance on Saturday.
“We’re absolutely looking forward to the drive, it’s going to be a fantastic experience for everyone taking part,” he said.
MNDAWA executive officer Fionnuala Franey said after the success of last year’s MND Drive, she expected the 2014 drive to be even bigger and better.
“Every dollar raised by the second annual MND Drive will go directly towards helping WA people living with MND, and also sup- ports research into finding a cause and a cure, so it’s a way for the community to directly impact the lives of people with this
WHAT IS MND? horrific disease,” she said.
Visit www.mnd awa.asn.au for more information about the MND Drive.
Kim Larsen and John Dodman get ready for the 2014 Motor Neurone Disease Drive.