Walk the Great Wall to D’Feet Motor Neuron Disease

Being diagnosed with MND changes the lives of everyone involved, not just the person with MND. It is incurable and as the disease progresses, you are forced to accept one loss after the other; losses such as the ability to walk, hold a cup, shower unaided and even talk to those you love.

Each day in Australia, two people are diagnosed and two people will die from motor neurone disease. MND is a progressive, terminal neurological disease, and it can strike anyone. So what can you do? You can join us on our Great Wall of China Walk to D’feet MND.

Over five days you will challenge yourself like never before as you trek on remote and unrestored paths, between mountains, through local villages and across rolling farmlands. With the support of our expert guides, you’ll explore the many facets of the Great Wall, deciphering the ancient stories and poems etched into its watchtowers, every brick seeming to tell a story of war and adventure.

You will also get to explore the contrasting personality of Beijing, immerse yourself in the ancient history of the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, and experience the poignancy of Tiananmen Square.

Best of all, you’ll positively impact Victorians living with MND by helping MND Victoria provide them the best possible care and support.

Join us today, because until there’s a cure … there’s care.

Walk the Great Wall to D’Feet Motor Neuron Disease

MND is terminal and there is no remission. Suddenly you must get used to new ways of doing the day-to-day tasks previously taken for granted. These changes can be overwhelming for people struggling to establish a routine, especially when they have young children, or it’s their elderly parent who has been diagnosed.

As well as the physical impact, MND impacts families emotionally and financially. MND is a very expensive disease, as needs are high and often short term. It can cost up to $65,000 to purchase all the equipment someone with MND might need during the course of their disease.

MND Victoria takes this huge expense away by lending, at no cost to the individual or family, disability aids and equipment to address the needs created by MND. To support our equipment service, we need to purchase new and replacement equipment to ensure that we have the very latest and best to lend and requests can be filled promptly.

By taking part in this Great Wall of China Walk to D’feet MND, you will be helping the 400 Victorians living with MND every day. Your participation will have a significant positive impact on the lives of people with MND. Your funds could:

  • $40 can buy a new bed stick
  • $55 can buy a new bed cradle
  • $130 can buy a new nebulizer
  • $235 can buy a new over bed table
  • $250 – $500 can buy a new ramp
  • $1,000 can buy a new manual wheel chair
  • $2,200 can buy a new electric riser chair
  • $15,000 can buy a new tilt-in-space power wheel chair

Walk the Great Wall to D’Feet Motor Neuron Disease

Dates: 2 –12 September 2017
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Fundraising target: $3,500 (excludes travel)
Travel cost: $4,950*, including taxes
Trip duration: 11 days
Challenge duration: 5 days
Accommodation: Twin-share in 2-3 star hotels and guesthouses
Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on application)

*Subject to change

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