Daniher’s Drive raises a record $2.5 million for MND research

Neale Daniher and Daniher's Drive drives around Victoria and other states to help raise awareness and a cure for MND. (Image Credit: Herald Sun).

NEALE Daniher’s latest Fighting event hit a $2.5 million record fundraising milestone in Geelong, Victoria yesterday.

The Daniher’s Drive — The Tour for a Cure charity event departed Geelong for Melbourne on the homestretch of its four-day, 1100km loop of Victoria, attended by 380 participants in 100 cars. Daniher’s Drive raises awareness and funds to cure MND, a debilitating disease that

FightMND chief executive Jamie Howden revealed the record 2018 fundraising tally of more than $2.5 million at a breakfast at The Pier, bringing the event’s total tally to $7.5 million since it’s 2015 launch.

Rippleside’s Amelia Hartnett was one driver who took part, revealing she’s already planning ahead for the 2019 event.

“It was an awesome four days, lots of different community events along the way that we all participated in,” Ms Hartnett said. “All the country towns came out and supported us in force, there were lots of people with banners and school kids came down to see us, so it was lots of fun.”

FightMND contributes 95 per cent of funds to help find a cure for MND, and to raise awareness of the condition. The remainder of funds are used on administration costs.

Expressions of interest are being taken for the 2019 Daniher’s Drive. For more information, visit fightmnd.org.au/events/2018-danihers-drive

Story Source: FightMND / Geelong Advertiser