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2020

In 2020 the WANTZ Committee is proudly supporting MND and Me Foundation which supports people and their families living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Queensland. The Foundation delivers support programs and funds research into treatments and a cure for MND.

Motor Neurone Disease is the name used to describe a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that control the way we walk, talk, eat, swallow, and breathe progressively die. In some countries, MND is known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and in the US, it is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

When the neurones begin to die, the muscles that they control can no longer receive messages from the brain. The muscles become weaker and weaker, and eventually stop working, leaving people motionless, unable to talk, and trapped in their bodies. In most cases the mind is left intact, but some patients have MND and a form of dementia known as Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)1.

In MND, no one person is the same – where the weakness first starts, how the weakness progresses, and the rate at which the weakness progresses is different from person to person. Although some people can live a long time with MND, the average life expectancy is 27 months following diagnosis

With your help MND and Me Foundation are continually improving the level of care to Queenslanders impacted by MND and contributing to research so one day we can live in a world without Motor Neurone Disease.

We are in need of the generous support of Sponsors who can assist us with our fundraising to buy urgently required items of equipment. For more details as to how you can help, please turn to our 'DONATIONS' webpage. With the generosity and continuing support of our Sponsors, the valuable work of this organization can continue with the maximum effectiveness.

Each year the culmination of the WANTZ Committee's fundraising every year has been a spectacular dinner, where guests have included leading members of Brisbane's medical, legal, banking, government and business communities.

This year the WANTZ Committee Annual Gala Dinner will be held at:

Customs House Long Room
399 Queen Street, Brisbane.

on Saturday, 29th August, 2020.

 

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