Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a neurological disease that affects over 350,000 of the world’s population, and kills over 100,000 every year.
MND is no doubt a devastating disease and currently has no known cause or cure – something that local Chris Hall hopes to change with your help with an afternoon of fun and music.
Hall, who is confined to a wheelchair, is a local charity legend and has been raising awareness for his charity work via ‘Wheel4MND’ – an initiative where he is wheeling in his wheelchair 50km per month, to try and raise as much money as possible to donate to MND Victoria. So far, Hall has already raised $20,000 in two years.
It was the loss of a work colleague after a 14 month battle with Motor Neurone Disease in 2015 that inspired Hall in his mission to help others by raising these funds, and has touched many others around him, including the music community.
This month, Hall, alongside Sold Out Productions Geelong, Black Hatt Geelong and Musik Cube are hosting a music marathon for the charity. This will see six local and Melbourne cover and original bands take to the stage at Black Hatt, including COR TEN Classic Rock Cover Band, Public Nuisance Australia, Assault & Battery “Rose Tattoo Tribute”, View From Here, Taboo and The Louds.
Alongside the musical display, there will also be auctions, a BBQ and raffles on the night.
The main intention of the event aims to increase community awareness of MND, provide a platform for significant future growth, and of course raise money with all net proceeds being donated to MND Association of Victoria for vital MND research.
Until there is a cure, there is only care and this fundraiser seems like the perfect place to start.
Music Marathon for Wheel 4 MND goes down at Black Hatt Geelong on Saturday November 24 from 12pm. You can find out more about the Wheel 4 MND charity via wheel4mnd.org/. If you can’t make the event you can also donate via the website.