The federal government has pledged $5 million in support of Fight MND, a boost football great and the charity’s founder Neale Daniher says will give sufferers a “fighting chance,” news.com.au reports.
Federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Friday night announced what will be the foundation’s biggest single donation since it was formed in 2014.
Daniher said the pledge would provide research programs with a “shot in the arm”.
“Five years ago when I was diagnosed, we had a lot of really good people working, but we didn’t have the funds to really take it to MND,” Daniher said.
“But now, with the support of the federal government and the community, we have a fighting chance. This $5 million is the largest donation we’ve had. This will give us a shot in the arm.”