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 for the first time at Jimmy Melrose Park, Glenelg in 2018.

The 2019 Walk to D-Feet will be held on Sunday 5th May 2019.

 

The 2018 Walk to D-Feet MND has raised over $85, 000 profit, this is an incredible achievement and we are so grateful to all that were involved in fundraising.  We could not have asked for a better day and we made it to Channel 7 and 9 news and the Advertiser!  
The tenth anniversay of Walk to D-Feet MND was held Sunday May 6th, 2018 at the Glenelg Foreshore.  Over 1200 wonderful supporters proudly wore their t-shirts and caps in solidarity and support of the local community affected by MND.
 
The view looking down the esplanade from 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.
 
Derrick McManus 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 Mayor of Holdfast Bay, along with Adelaide Crows Coach Don Pyke opened the walk and expressed the need for more assistance for people with MND.
 


Local musician, Kim Siegel sang the national MND anthem, ‘Don’t Dream its 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 5k walk, children played with bubble wands and had their faces painted by Leah Kennedy and Tracey Hoad while adults enjoyed local band Low Expectations.  Participants enjoyed a BBQ, soft drinks, Ceravolo apples and Vili’s signature MND SA donuts with blue icing.
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The Walk to D-Feet raffle was drawn by MND SA's Chairman Geoff Thomas.  This incredible entertainment package first prize was won by the lucky P Gibbons. 
 
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 faced with MND right now.
 
Team Dodo’s Heroes were the highest fundraising team achieving over $9,500 by organising a quiz night in conjunction with their Walk to D-Feet fundraising.