Drive for motor neurone diseases takes off

At the start for the Daniher Drive for MND are Katie Winsor, Amanda Cox, Melissa Burrows and Fiona Cooper. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d444712
At the start for the Daniher Drive for MND are Katie Winsor, Amanda Cox, Melissa Burrows and Fiona Cooper. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d444712

A CONVOY of cars rolled out of East Fremantle Oval on Friday to begin a three-day trek and raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA.

Led by a series of clues, the participants of Daniher’s Drive made their way through WA towns, with namesake Neale Daniher taking part in a similar event in Victoria at the same time.

Mr Daniher said he hoped it was an event that would continue to grow every year as more people became aware of the impact of MND.

“Although it’s Victoria’s first Daniher’s Drive, it’s Western Australia’s third, and we hope to build on the success of the first two events,” he said.

“Many of the participants from the first year have registered again, so it goes to show that it’s now something that people look forward to every year.”

MND is a disease that affects the nerves and muscles controlling movement, speech, breathing and swallowing degenerate and die.

There is no treatment or cure.

Visit www.mndawa.asn.au for more information.