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Walk to D’Feet Motor Neurone Disease

By ABC555 15 June 2011 0

You are invited to join Motor Neurone Disease Australia on SUNDAY JUNE 19 at 10AM at Regatta Point, Lake Burley-Griffin for the annual Walk to D’feet MND to mark the MND/ALS Global Day.

Approximately 1400 Australians are currently living with this debilitating disease, Motor Neurone Disease. Average life expectancy is 2 to 3 years from diagnosis. The impact on sufferers and their families is devastating. The is no effective treatment and no cure. We need your help and Global Day is a solstice – a turning point – where members of the MND community gather to express their hope that this day will be a turning point in the search for cause, treatment and cure of this awful disease.

The walk is a 5.5km walk/run/bike ride along the R G Menzies Walk to the Carillion & return through the beautiful gardens.  The walk is wheelchair and dogs-on-lead friendly.

We will be commencing from the National Capital Exhibition Centre at Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park (access via Barrine Drive). After the walk the Gungahlin Rotary will be holding a sausage sizzle. We will have merchandise for sale also.

All registered walkers receive a “Walk to d’feet T-shirt, registered dogs receive a MND Dog Lead .

Register at and follow the links. Also feel free to register or turn up on the day!

We encourage you to support the MND community in Canberra and NSW and enjoy a lovely Sunday morning ride, run or walk around the Lake. Fingers crossed for a lovely winter day!

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