PartyOn raises funds for MND

PartyOn raises funds for MND

Throughout May 2018, the MND community came together through PartyOn - a series of self-hosted events across Australia to support loved ones and friends affected by the dreadful disease.

Party hosts and their supporters and guests raised nearly $30,000.

PartyOn is the creation of the charity MotorOn which raises funds to support MND Research at Macquarie University.  The idea was borne by the popularity of the inaugural MotorOn Ball at Taronga Zoo.

“We found there was an overwhelming demand for tickets for the ball”, said Kristy Graham, one of MotorOn’s founders.  “We had so much support from the community right across NSW, and a bigger ball didn't seem to be the right model. We came up with the idea of the PartyOn model where people could host their own events. We wanted a concept that raised money and brought family and friends together for good food and lots of laughs. MND definitely reminds you to cherish the good times.”

Kristy and her committee members are mostly mums with young children and live very busy lives. The PartyOn peer-to-peer model allows for the event to grow exponentially as hosts register themselves online and organise their own event.

MotorOn’s next fundraiser will be a ball, to be held in Bowral on 7 September 2019.  Updates and tickets will be available through the MotorOn website and MotorOn facebook page.

MotorOn was started in 2015 by a group of nine school friends from Abbotsleigh in Wahroonga, in support of their dear friend Gill Truman who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2012. Inspired by her courageous fight against MND and her determination to live life to the full, the friends established MotorOn to raise funds for research to find a cure. The fact that there is no known cure for MND is a difficult reality to come to terms with, and by raising funds for research into finding a cure, they felt they could do something positive to support Gill and other sufferers. 

To date, MotorOn has raised over $700,000 for MND research. 100% of all money raised goes to the Macquarie University MND Research Centre.

Find out more about MotorOn

Content owner: Advancement Last updated: 11 Jun 2019 1:58pm

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