$1330 raised in a single lunchtime for MND Foundation

16-Jun-2017

Loreto Toorak is always honoured to support the work of the MND Foundation and this week has been no exception.

It is with great excitement and pride that we share our efforts in raising $1330 today at lunchtime, to support research into MND (Motor Neurone Disease). We thank our generous students and families from Years 9-12 who baked cakes, muffins and biscuits all inspired by MND's 'Blue Freeze' theme, to be sold at the cake stall run by Year 12 students.

MND is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move around, speak, swallow and breathe fail to work normally and eventually die. With no nerves to activate them, the muscles gradually weaken and waste. There is currently no effective treatment and no known cure.

The "Big Freeze", in association with Neale Daniher's remarkable work for the cause, is an event hosted annually at the MCG on the Queen's Birthday weekend and is the main fundraising event for FightMND. The event sees several well-known Australian personalities 'freeze' by sliding them into a giant pool of ice before the blockbuster Melbourne vs Collingwood game on 12 June 2017. In the lead up to the Big Freeze, Loreto Toorak sold out of official Freeze MND Beanies where all money raised went towards vital MND research into finding potential treatments and a cure for Australian MND patients.

 

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