MND chal­lenge a cause close to home

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

ARDROSS res­i­dent To­nia West­more raised more than $7000 for re­search into mo­tor neu­rone disease (MND) when she hosted a char­ity day at a Karawara busi­ness.

As chief ex­ec­u­tive of Gowrie WA, Ms West­more used the Karawara premises to hold her MND Mega Chal­lenge ear­lier this month.

Chal­lenge par­tic­i­pants paid $20 for 20 min­utes on a tread­mill, cross-trainer or spin bike that ran con­tin­u­ously for 24 hours.

Ms West­more said she was first touched by MND when AFL leg­end Neale Dani­her was di­ag­nosed.

“Here was a role model and icon of ours that was trag­i­cally af­fected by this ter­mi­nal con­di­tion,” Ms West­more said.

“MND was then brought closer to us by the di­ag­no­sis of my 66-year-old aunty last year.

“So we wanted to do some­thing dur­ing MND Week to re­ally help ev­ery­one that is af­fected by this pro­gres­sive neu­ro­log­i­cal disease.”

Par­tic­i­pants ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions and raised over $7000 for the MND As­so­ci­a­tion of WA.

Siara Tay­lor and Ash­lee Law­ton joined in To­nia West­more’s MND Mega Chal­lenge.

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