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.
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.
By Alex Pike
Hear Dr Luke McAlary and PhD candidate Dzung Do-Ha discuss MND research at IHMRI.
Photos by Alex Pike
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Top photo: Team IHMRI at Walk to D’Feet MND, Bulli Beach on Sunday 5 May 2019. Photo by Alex Pike.