RWC & MND and Me Foundation
On the 17 April 2019 twenty-two trekkers will start an arduous journey to cover the 96 kilometres of jungle covered mountains in Papua New Guinea from Owers' Corner to the Kokoda Anzac Day Service at Isurava Memorial to raise money for the MND and Me Foundation. The trek for the MND and Me Foundation will place us in the tracks of the Australian soldiers from World War II offering a life changing and empowering experience.
In trekking the Kododa Track for the MND and Me Foundation I have committed to helping the 350 Queenslanders with Motor Neurone Disease. One of those 350 Queenslanders is my father, Sean Dorney, a man I have always looked up to, and a man who has shown more strength and courage in accepting this latest battle with MND than I could ever imagine.
Unfortunately there are no good news stories about MND and the facts are very bleak for this terrible disease:
- MND is a progressive, terminal neurological disease
- MND can strike anyone
- There is no known cure and effective treatment for MND
- Each day in Australia two people die from MND
- People with MND progressively lose the use of their limbs and ability to speak, swallow and breathe, whilst their mind and senses usually remain intact
- Average life expectancy is 2.5 years
- More than 2,000 people have MND in Australia of whom 60% are male and 40% are female
- For every person diagnosed with MND it is estimated that a further 14 members of their family and their friends will live with the effect of MND forever
This is an opportunity for us to help in a small way to make life a little easier for those impacted by the disease and hopefully move closer to eradicating it.
My personal fundraising page: https://ttcmnd.everydayhero.com/au/trekking-to-cure-mnd-1
MND is expensive and every little bit helps. As a company RWC have committed 50c from every pouch of biltong and stokkies sold in March and April to the MND and Me Foundation. Buy online, https://rawworldcompany.com.au/collections/beef, or look for the specially marked pouches in retailers near you.
For more information on MND and the MND and Me Foundation please visit their website: http://www.mndandme.com.au/