Big Freeze #9 – FIGHT MND

The Big Freeze is an annual charity event held in Australia to raise funds and awareness for motor neuron disease (MND). It was inspired by the “Big Freeze at the G,” a similar event held in Melbourne, Victoria, during the Australian Football League (AFL) game on the King’s Birthday public holiday.

The Big Freeze is an annual charity event held in Australia to raise funds and awareness for motor neuron disease (MND). It was inspired by the “Big Freeze at the G,” a similar event held in Melbourne, Victoria, during the Australian Football League (AFL) game on the King’s Birthday public holiday.

The Big Freeze event was initiated by former AFL player Neale Daniher, who was diagnosed with MND in 2013. Neale Daniher is a prominent advocate for MND research and has dedicated his efforts to raising funds and awareness for the disease.

The event involves a group of well-known personalities, including athletes, celebrities, and public figures, taking part in a challenge where they slide into a pool of icy water. The participants wear custom-designed outfits, often resembling iconic characters or figures. The challenge symbolizes the experience of living with MND, which gradually weakens the muscles and affects mobility.

The Big Freeze event aims to raise funds for research into MND and provide support for individuals and families affected by the disease. It has gained significant popularity and support across Australia, attracting attention from the media and the public.

The funds raised through the Big Freeze event are typically donated to the FightMND foundation, an organization dedicated to finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for MND. The funds contribute to medical research, clinical trials, and the provision of support services for individuals living with MND.

The Big Freeze has become a highly anticipated event in Australia, capturing the attention of sports fans, celebrities, and the general public. It has helped to raise significant funds for MND research and has increased awareness about the challenges faced by those living with the disease.

For more information, or to find out where you can get your beanie and support this fantastic cause, please visit https://fightmnd.org.au/whats-on-big-freeze-9/

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