Founded in 2014 by Neale Daniher and Pat Cunningham FightMND was established with the purpose of finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Motor Neuron Disease.
The debilitating disease gradually takes away the patient’s use of their arms and legs, their ability to eat and swallow, their speech and ultimately their ability to breathe in an average time frame of just 27 months. There is currently no truly effective treatment and no known cure.
Each year FightMND host the Big Freeze event on the Queen’s Birthday. However, with Covid-19 restrictions, the event could not take place as normal. So, the foundation challenged Australians to help fill the G virtually but buying a FightMND beanie and uploading a picture of themselves in the beanie to social media to secure their virtual seats.
This cause is particularly important to Safetyline Jalousie’s directors and brothers Leigh and Nathan Rust who, like many Australian families have been personally affected by the disease.
So, earlier this month in a show of support, the team took up their virtual seats with this fun shot which helped to achieve the foundation’s goal of filling the G to capacity.
The Big Freeze beanies were sold in store at Coles and Bunnings Nationwide throughout the campaign and remain on sale in selected Bunnings stores until Saturday, June 27.