Team IHMRI at the Walk to D'Feet MND on Sunday 5 May 2019. Photo by Alex Pike.

IHMRI helps raise awareness of motor neurone disease

The Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW (MND NSW) launched Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Week with the Illawarra Walk to d’Feet MND event at Bulli on Sunday 5 May.

Professor Justin Yerbury’s team of researchers were among the 360 people who registered to take part in the 5 km coastal walk between Bulli and Woonona.

Despite drenching rain on cue at the start of the walk, it was a great day. 

Dr Luke McAlary addressed the crowd and spoke on behalf of Professor Justin Yerbury about MND research at IHMRI.

MND NSW Fundraising Manager Kym Nielsen says it’s their most successful event yet.

“So far $23,000 has been raised and we expect it could reach as high as $30,000,” said Kym Nielsen.

Thank you

IHMRI extends our warmest thanks to everyone involved in the logistics, planning and organisation of the Walk. It was a great privilege to be involved. IHMRI would also like to thank all the researchers, operations staff and volunteers who helped make this such a fun and special day. 

  • Mitchell Acev 
  • Sam Adhikary
  • Monique Bax
  • Dzung Do-Ha
  • Natalie Farrawell
  • Lyndel Hayes
  • Rene Jeweski
  • Justine Kissane
  • Dr Jeremy Lum
  • Dr Diane Ly
  • Dr Luke McAlary
  • Nicole Miles
  • Louise Negline
  • Sandeep Satapathy
  • Victoria Shepherd
  • Danielle Shoenaker
  • Heema Vyas
  • Clare Watson
  • Professor Justin Yerbury
  • Maddison Yerbury

Video

By Alex Pike

Hear Dr Luke McAlary and PhD candidate Dzung Do-Ha discuss MND research at IHMRI.

Photo gallery

Photos by Alex Pike

Media contact

Louise Negline, Communications Coordinator

t: 4221 4702

m: 0417 044 867

e: louisenegline@ihmri.org.au

Top photo:  Team IHMRI at Walk to D’Feet MND, Bulli Beach on Sunday 5 May 2019. Photo by Alex Pike.

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