The MND Victoria Larapinta trek 2019 will help provide the best possible care and support for people living with MND. 

The Larapinta Trail is regarded as one of Australia’s premier walking tracks. From the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to the peak of Mount Sonder, the trail stretches 223 kilometres along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Over 5 days of trekking, you will cover 60 kilometres of this iconic track.

Nothing short of extraordinary, you will stand on ancient escarpments and gaze out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia. You will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and trek beside one of the world’s oldest river systems.

By day, you will experience the diversity of desert habitats and visit sites sacred to the Arrernte people. At night, you will fall asleep to the sounds of native wildlife under a blanket of stars.

Best of all, you will raise vital funds for MND Victoria to provide the best possible care and support for people living with MND.

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

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.

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. And then, what do you do with the equipment when it’s no longer needed?

By taking part in MND Victoria’s Larapinta Trek 2019, you will be helping the 420+ Victorians living with MND every day. How your funds will help:

  • $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

Until there’s a cure … there’s care.

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16 - 22 September 2019 (Departure 2)

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7 Day Trip
5 Day Challenge

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3 star hotel and comfortable camping

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Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
*Register before November 16 and receive $280 off
Travel quote: $2,550
Fundraising Target: $3,500

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Moderate difficulty

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