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Shut Up! For MND

About The Shut Up! For MND Challenge

The Shut Up! For MND Challenge is a unique way to bring attention to what many Victorians living with MND face on a daily basis. Each MND journey is different, but a number of people will lose their voice and become reliant on other forms of communication. 

So, we are challenging YOU to not speak for 12 hours on Thursday 28th October 2021 (or on another date of your choice in October) and to nominate three of your friends to join you. If your friends don't want to Shut Up!, they can donate to you instead.

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On average, there are approximately 470 Victorians with MND at any one time. In Australia, 2 people are diagnosed with MND every day, and 2 people die of MND every day. All money raised through Shut Up! For MND directly supports Victorians living with MND by funding the direct care, support and vital assistive equipment required to help them live better for longer. 

MND Victoria has focussed on care and support programs to improve the lives of thousands of Victorians families impacted by MND for the last 40 years. We are the only not-for-profit organisation providing direct care to all Victorians living with the devastating disease, at no cost to them.

Are you part of a workplace?

Workplaces are also encouraged to join in and adopt The Challenge for their office hours. As well as supporting Victorians with MND, The Challenge also encourages and promotes mental wellbeing for employees in light of current feelings of lockdown fatigue and technology overload. 

Imagine how wonderful it would be to have some time without meetings or phone calls.