From the 24th October, John Alexander MP will be re-donning the sports shoes as he walks 100km around Bennelong to raise money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease.
There are estimated 1,900 people with Motor Neurone Disease in Australia, each with an estimated life expectancy of only 27 months. Those 27 months will see a steady disintegration of their muscles until they can no longer eat, breath, or talk to their loved ones.
JA will be stopping in at schools, aged care centres, charities and shops, as well as walking down hundreds of suburban streets, and encouraging anyone who can to walk along with him.
JA said: “Last year I lost a close friend to MND – a brilliant man and a loving husband and father, at the peak of his life. To see him cut down so fast was beyond comprehension.”
“To raise funds in the fight against this debilitating disease, I will be walking 100km throughout Bennelong in late October and early November.”
“Feel free to walk along with me, or stop for a chat about issues which concern you.”
“My route can be found on my website at www.johnalexander.net.au where you will also find a link to the fundraising page. Additionally, a leaflet will come to your door prior to my visit to let you know when I’ll be around your area. Keep an eye out for my signs, my van, or my voice!”