A personal note from Catalina Lechner

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is one of the cruellest of medical conditions.  Bit by bit you lose all motor functions but your mental capacity remains completely intact – you remain fully aware of your body deteriorating until it can no longer function. Most people die when the muscles that allow you to breathe no longer work. It is awful.

I have been personally affected – my father died from MND in August 1989, less than 9 months after diagnosis.

ALC has also been affected. Our Director Matt Whelan died from MND in August 2013, again within 9 months from diagnosis.

I have taken it on as my strongest personal commitment to help in whatever way I can in the effort to find a breakthrough against this horrible condition. ALC makes regular contributions to MND Australia.  And we participate each year in the MND Fundraiser Walk conducted by MND Queensland.

I have provided some further information on this page in case you would like to know more about MND, or, better still, if you would like to support the efforts of MND Australia.

Also, please feel free to contact me in regard to any of the above. 

Thank you

Catalina Lechner
General Manager
ALC Group

Working to defeat MND

MND Australia is the national voice representing all Australians who share the vision of a world without MND.

Drawing on 35 years of experience, MND Australia works with a national network of State MND Associations to advocate, educate and raise awareness.  The goal is to empower Australians impacted by MND to live better for longer.

Until there is a cure, MND Australia’s research arm, the MND Research Institute of Australia, will promote and fund the best research with the greatest chance of making MND treatable.

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Discover MND Research

The MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) promotes, supports and funds the best MND research with the greatest chance of realising the vision of a world without MND.

MNDRIA is the research arm of MND Australia and funds more MND-related research projects than any other non-government organisation in Australia. All funds provided by MNDRIA come from donations, every dollar of which is spent directly on research projects.

Find out more about the work of MNDRIA.

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