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MND Awareness

MND Awareness Week

MND Awareness Week is recognised throughout Australia. MND Victoria, together with MND Australia and all the other MND state associations, will undertake a variety of media, fundraising and awareness activities to raise community recognition and understanding of the disease.

MND Victoria undertakes a number of activities to help raise awareness of the condition and we encourage all members of the MND Community to participate however they can.

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 supportive environment.

Some of the events we host:

Blue Cornflower Day 

The Blue Cornflower is a symbol of hope for people living with MND. 

Cornflower Day is held on 21 June every year and is the perfect time to hold a blue themed event or sell MND merchandise.

Please contact us by calling 9830 2122 or emailing info@mnd.org.au to discuss your event or order merchandise.

A Day of Hope & Remembrance

This is normally an afternoon of reflections, readings, music, candle lighting and afternoon tea, our Day of Hope is a chance for the MND Community to come together as one. Day of Hope is an opportunity to reflect and light a candle to help share the past and express hope for the future

March of Faces Banners

The March of Faces Banners is a photographic display of men and women with motor neurone disease. The world project was initiated in July 1997 as an advocacy and awareness tool. In 2001, the March of Faces banner project was introduced to Australia by Jackie Williams, an MND Association member.

The MND Victoria March of Faces banners are displayed at various MND awareness raising and remembrance events throughout the year.

View Our Banners 

MND Global Day

June 21 every year is MND/ALS Global Awareness Day. MND/ALS Associations across the world use the day to raise awareness of the disease to the general public.

The day is also used to express hope that one day there will be a turning point in the search for cause, treatment and cure of this disease.

Increasingly, the international MND/ALS community is seeking ways to work together to try to capture the attention of the public media to increase their reach.

Get Involved with MND Global Day

We'd love you to get involved in MND Global Awareness Day!

You could host an event at your sporting club, a BBQ, sell our merchandise at your local shopping centre or simply kick back with a Drink Tea for MND fundraiser.

If you are interested in holding an event on Global Day, please email: community@mnd.org.au to get started!