Raising funds smurf-style

It was a personal cause for Lorraine who was diagnosed with MND in June last year.

She and the family team, which had 17 members and raised more than $6000, chose the Smurf theme to tie in with the association�s cornflower blue symbol.

�I hadn�t heard of MND and wasn�t aware of it before I was diagnosed,� Lorraine said.

�Most importantly we are raising awareness about MND so people know about it. We want to tell people what it is and do anything we can do to help.

�The team at the MND Association of WA is a wonderful support to my family and I, so we are keen to help however we can. I make pampering baskets for MNDAWA to raffle, using products all donated by my very supportive friends.�

People can still donate by visiting www.walktodfeetwa.com.au

MND is a degenerative disease which affects the motor cells and results in muscle weakness and paralysis, as well as impaired speaking, swallowing and breathing.