Sydney to Melbourne by bike for Motor Neuron disease

December 15 / 172

Riding in support of a cure for MND, Conor Grace, Chris Hargreaves and Rob Ferlaino
Riding in support of a cure for MND, Conor Grace, Chris Hargreaves and Rob Ferlaino

Two University of Melbourne students and rowers with a strong sense of social engagement set off yesterday from the steps of the Sydney Opera House on a seven day, 1100km bicycle ride to raise funds for Motor Neuron disease (MND).

Conor Grace and Chris Hargreaves, with Rob Ferlaino of Melbourne barber business Rokk Man Scissors say they are riding in support of AFL legend Neale Daniher, who was recently diagnosed with MND.

"Neale is an extremely close family friend of ours and has become an ambassador for MND so we wanted to help raise awareness for the condition," Mr Grace said. 

"When we heard about Neale's diagnosis we thought a group of everyday athletic blokes should lend a hand to build support for the search for a cure."

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive deterioration of the brain and spinal cord nerve cells that control muscle movements.  It eventually robs those affected of the ability to walk, talk swallow and eventually breathe.

You can follow the Ride to Cure MND - which is supported by the Cure For MND Foundation on Facebook.com/ridetocuremnd and via the Twitter tag #RidetoCureMND

 

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