Every day, two Australians are diagnosed with MND and two die from the disease.
Big Freeze 8 returns to the MCG today, Monday, 13 June where the iconic sporting ground will once again become a sea of blue, all in the name of Fight MND.
The league’s eighth annual ‘Big Freeze’ match, which highlights club great Neale Daniher AO and his fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND), will officially make its return to the home of football on Monday, 13 June.
Daniher, Fight MND Patron and co-founder, is calling on all Australians to Beanie On, Play On, and help lead the fight against this ‘Beast’ of a disease.
“As the Beast takes away my ability to be the voice of this fight, this year, more than ever, I’m calling on everyone to come together, play on and help lead the fight against MND – with actions, not words,” Daniher said.
“MND is relentless, but so are we. By proudly wearing a Big Freeze beanie, you’re joining an unstoppable army, united in their determination to fight back and marching as one towards a cure.
“Together I know we can defeat this Beast. It’s time to Beanie On, Play on.”
The game will see Collingwood face Melbourne at 3:20pm (AEST), with the much-loved March to ‘G making its return alongside the fan-favourite slide, as willing individuals prepare to take the icy plunge in support of the day.
The famous beanies are now available to be purchased nationally, with proceeds going towards research and initiatives to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for MND.
The Big Freeze 8 beanies are available from your local Coles, Coles Express, Bunnings or via the FightMND website.