Spotlight will be on MND

Lois Peck will be at the MND Association’s lunch. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d402425
Lois Peck will be at the MND Association’s lunch. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d402425

She will attend the MND Association of WA’s lunch on June 21 to raise awareness about the degenerative disease that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, as well as impaired speaking, swallowing and breathing.

‘It is a great opportunity for people affected by MND to meet others in similar situations and gain further support,’ she said. Mrs Peck spent three years caring for her sister after her diagnosis before volunteering with the association.

‘It’s amazing to see how the association has grown and the various resources it can now provide,’ she said.

‘The more people that know about Motor Neurone Disease, the closer we become to understanding it and perhaps finding a cure.’

The lunch will be held at Carilley Estate Vineyard in the Swan Valley.