They made it!
The 6 guys pictured above all completed the New York Marathon in very difficult conditions earlier today raising so far over $95,000. We are all so proud of their efforts. Click here for more details about the New York Marathon for MND.
Laugh to Cure MND is an awareness and fundraising campaign established with the objective of finding a cure to Motor Neurone Disease while - you guessed it - making people laugh.
Pat & Angie Cunningham are a Melbourne-based couple with 2 daughters, Maggie & Sophie. Angie has Motor Neurone Disease.
Angie played and worked on the Women's Tennis Tour for over 15 years. Her friends in the tennis community generously rallied* together in January to kick off the campaign.
During the Australian Open, over $100,000 was raised for Research and is to be invested into an international research collaboration under the guidance of the MND Research Institute of Australia. Click here for more details.
Then came the Ice Bucket Challenge causing out total funds raised to tip over $275,000.
Even more recently, 6 big supporters of Laugh to Cure MND ran the New York Marathon pushing our total funds for Research to just a smidge under $400,000.
Having met with the MND Research Institute last week we can see these funds are being invested into cutting edge research into the cause and heading toward a cure for MND.
With no cause, effective treatment or cure for MND, Angie says 'laughter is the best medicine' ... with your help we looking to find a more effective medicine and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.
*comedy genius right there
On Friday 22 August at Etihad Stadium we attempted an Official World Record . Subject to audit and approval of Guinness, we had over 1200 people attend and over 800 people participate in the icing. To view the footage of our World Record Attempt click here.