MND Awareness Week - 6 to 12 May 2018
This year, National MND Week will be held from Sunday 6 May to Saturday 12 May 2018.
We encourage everyone to get involved to help raise awareness about motor neurone disease.
Blue Cornflower Day on Friday 11 May is the perfect day for your BLUE themed event!
How will you BLUE? Here's some ideas for you:
- Host a morning tea at your work with delicious BLUE treats!
- Ask your local cafe to sell our travel cups for the week
- Sell our Cornflowers and other MND merchandise at your work or school
- BBQ with your mates on the weekend - everyone wearing BLUE!
Wear your MND Victoria beanies and hoodies all week to show your support!
About MND Awareness Week
The first week of May is MND Awareness Week throughout Australia. MND Victoria, together with all the MND state organisations and MND Australia, undertake a variety of media, fundraising and awareness activities to raise community recognition and understanding of the disease.
In Victoria, the first day of MND Awareness week is celebrated by the Service of Hope and Remembrance. This is a time when people living with MND, those who have lost someone to MND, carers, researchers, staff and volunteers can come together and reflect on their journey in a caring and non-threatening environment.
Many families who have been impacted by MND use this week to help raise funds through selling MND merchandise in shopping centres, schools, service clubs or their workplace. Some hold events such as a Drink Tea for MND, trivia nights or challenge activites.
In the month leading up to MND Awareness Week we encourage people currently living with MND, or who have lived with MND, to tell their stories to the local media. Personal stories shared through the media are a powerful way of raising the profile of the disease.