Walk to D-Feet MND 2019

Walk to D-Feet MND symbolises the hope that Motor Neurone Disease will one day be eliminated whilst also serving as a memorial for those that have been lost to the disease.  Participants organise teams made up of family, friends and colleagues, regardless of age or fitness levels, to raise funds for MND SA client services.  The 5km walk followed by family fun day was held at Jimmy Melrose Park, Glenelg.

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The 2019 Walk to D-Feet MND has raised over $113,000 profit, which is an incredible achievement and we are so grateful to all that were involved in making this such a successful event. 
It was a very emotional day for all those that took part - but a day that is so important to our community past and present. 

 
  

The 11th Walk to D-Feet MND was held Sunday May 5th 2019 at the Glenelg Foreshore. Over 1,200 wonderful supporters proudly wore their t-shirts and bandanas in solidarity and support of the local community affected by MND.

The view looking across the reserve in front of the Stamford Grand Hotel was truly moving. A sea of blue with so many people banding together, meeting and reuniting for this, MND SA's largest community event.

 
 


Grant Law was a brilliant MC for the day, who spent a lot of time with guests in between announcements.
The Hon. Stephen Patterson, Member for Morphett and previous Mayor of Holdfast Bay, opened the walk and expressed the need for more assistance for people with MND.

Whilst  people arrived the crowd enjoyed music from the Blackwood Ukelele Band whilst Coast FM were in attendance interviewing for radio.

Before the walk was led off by the Seymour College marching band, local musician Mitch Music Live, sang the national MND anthem, 'Don't Dream It's Over' as a tribute to those we love impacted by this insidious disease. The attitude of our community in the face of MND, the 'beast' as sufferers call it, is to never give up. Participants at Walk to D-Feet MND display the courage and strength of our community and the day serves not only as a fundraising for MND SA but a time for people to commemorate and remember.


After the 5km walk, children played with bubble wands and had their faces painted by Tracey Hoad, while adults enjoyed local band Groove Brothers Sister Soul. Participants also enjoyed a BBQ, cooked by Edwardstown Lions, La Manna bananas, Ceravolo apples and Vili's signature MND SA donuts with blue and white icing.

 
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The Walk to D-Feet raffle was drawn by MND SA's Chairman Geoff Thomas
with first prize being won by the lucky T Gross. 
 
Karen reminded guests that the services MND SA provide rely upon fundraising, donations, grants, volunteers and bequests because we are not government funded. 
With this in mind, we whole heartedly thank each of you for your ongoing commitment and support. 
It is because of you that we can continue to help people with a diagnosis of MND right now.
 
Team Anna Penhall were the highest fundraising team achieving over $19,500 with a team of over 90 walkers.




The 2020 Walk to D-Feet MND will be held on Sunday 3rd May 2020