Sockit2MND FightMND has a new state-wide campaign called Sockit2MND. We’ve partnered with AFL Victoria for an MND awareness-themed round. AFL and netball associations across Victoria and NSW are invited to get involved FightMND by buying a pair of Big Freeze 4 socks. Players and club supporters will wear them on the dedicated MND round – June 16 and 17 – the weekend after the Freeze at the G. The Sockit2MND socks will be the players’ alternative to the Big Freeze beanie. It will bring sporting communities together for a round of fun, fundraising and a sea of blue. Sockit2MND support all those in our football and netball communities who have been affected by Motor Neurone Disease. And it will raise awareness and vital funds for research into finding effective treatments and a cure for MND!

For more information contact Georgia on 0418 670 886 or email [email protected]

Order Cut-Off Date is 5th of March 

Fundraising

As well as buying Big Freeze 4 socks for your club, fundraising is a key aspect of Sockit2MND. Hold an ice bucket challenge and nominate your coach and players, sell beanies at your club, hold a bake sale or a sausage sizzle or even an auction to raise funds for research to find a cure for MND. Click fundraising enquiries to receive some more information about what you can do.

Be An Ambassador

Would you like to lead on Sockit2MND for your club? Maybe you have a connection to MND and you would like to help drive the campaign and raise funds. Click on Ambassador Enquiries to find out about how to become an Ambassador today.

Be An Ambassador

Would you like to lead on Sockit2MND for your club? Maybe you have a connection to MND and you would like to help drive the campaign and raise funds. Click on Ambassador Enquiries to find out about how to become an Ambassador today.

 

AFL Victoria Partnership

From AFL Victoria: “We are pleased to partner with FightMND and in particular the state-wide Sockit2MND campaign which raises awareness and vital funds for research into finding effective treatment, and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. As the sporting body for Australian Football in Victoria, we understand that we have a vital role to play in supporting a range of issues that are important to our communities and look forward to working with FightMND throughout the year on raising funds for such a fantastic cause.”

Sockit2MND 2017

In 2017, Neale’s Daniher’s sisters, Julie and Dorothy, and his brother, Chris, launched
Sockit2MND in the Riverina region. Three football leagues – Hume, Farrar and Riverina – come on board for one weekend with their netball clubs. 

Each club wore the Big Freeze socks with pride on the allocated weekend. They held additional fundraisers on the day. The campaign was a great success, raising more than $20,000 for MND research. With the success of the Riverina campaign, Sockit2MND will expand well into Victoria and NSW to raise further funds and awareness in 2018. But not without your help.

Nhill and Dimboola Ice Dunk

In August 2017, the tiny community of Nhill held a fundraiser for FightMND, in support of the president of the Nhill Tigers. His mother is suffering from MND. Their target was $10,000. They hoped to achieve that by holding their own Ice Dunk – with an old dunking machine from a local farm – an auction night, an online donations page, selling Big Freeze beanies and caps and taking donation collection of coins on the day.

But the money raise exceeded their highest expectations. Together they raised $42,000 for FightMND. The entire community rallied in any way they could, from the primary and high schools making the banner to the local businesses making custom guernseys with the FightMND logo and towels for the people getting dunked.