AFL Victoria and the Box Hill Hawks are proud to partner with FightMND for the second state-wide Sockit2MND Round from June 15-16.

After seeing fantastic success in 2018, AFL Victoria is continuing its partnership with FightMND to raise awareness and much needed funds for vital research for motor neurone disease (MND). Via the inaugural dedicated themed round in 2018, the football community saw more than 130 clubs rally together and raise over $158k for FightMND through the purchase of Big Freeze socks, of which 9,530 pairs were sold.

This Round will once again see the entire football community unite for a worthy cause. which is close to the AFL through past Essendon player and Ex-Melbourne Football Club Coach Neale Daniher, who is not only the co-founder of FightMND, but also fighting MND himself.

FightMND is Australia’s leading Independent Motor Neurone Disease association, fighting to find a cure for MND through fundraising initiatives such as the Big Freeze, Daniher’s Drive and now the Sockit2MND Round.

Since launching in 2014, FightMND has committed more than $28 million into research designed to take potential treatments from the science lab to the MND patient and to ultimately find effective treatments and a cure for MND. This includes a world’s first drug screening program, $10 million committed to clinical trials and in 2019 alone, seven new MND research projects.

With the support of the wider football community, AFL Victoria and FightMND patron Neale Daniher is encouraging the Victorian football family to join the Sockit2MND campaign.

The 2019 Sockit2MND campaign will see players from participating leagues and clubs across all levels of football– from grassroot leagues to Victoria’s state competitions – wear the Big Freeze 5 socks during the dedicated Sockit2MND Round.

Box Hill will take on Essendon at 2pm this Saturday at Windy Hill.




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