Staff at Ray White Craigieburn would like to contribute to the MND Australia foundation by having their very own Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge will be held on September 12th 2014.
If you donate $50 or more YOU get the chance to tip the bucket of icy water over the staff member of your choice! So get donating at http://personalchallenge.gofundraise.com.au/page/RWCIcebucket
THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE IN AUSTRALIA
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is known as MND (motor neurone disease) in Australia.
On 10 August the Ice Bucket Challenge reached Australian shores when Rod Harris, CEO of MND Victoria was nominated to complete the challenge by Rachel Patterson of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.
Since this first Australian drenching, staff members from MND Australia and the state MND associations as well as MND researchers and members of the MND community have taken up the icy challenge.
In Australia the Ice Bucket Challenge started to gain widespread publicity when Hamish McLachlan, host of Channel 7’s Game Day completed the challenge on live to air TV. Hamish was challenged by Patrick Cunningham who together with his wife Angie conceptualised and initiated Laugh to Cure MND to raise money for the MND Research Institute of Australia. Angie is living with MND. She played and worked on the Women’s Tennis Tour for 15 years.
The Ice Bucket Challenge is now being taken up by some of Australia’s most famous people, the first being Russell Crowe who was challenged by Ricky Gervais.
To date over $200,000 has been raised for MND research and to support people living with MND in Australia.
Facts about MND
To find out more about MND in Australia visit their website at https://www.mndaust.asn.au
To donate and help Ray White Craigieburn reach their target in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” click here . All donations big and small are welcome.
We thank you in advance for your generosity.