Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurones) controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow undergo degeneration and die. In other parts of the world it’s known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
AccuWeigh recently donated $250 to Motor Neurone Disease Australia to help fight this debilitating condition which is hard on sufferers and hard on their loved ones. The donation was made as part of AccuWeigh’s A Higher Cause charity initiative and at the request of Sherry Gorman and Darryn Thompson, AccuWeigh’s Office and Service Managers in the South Australian branch.
Sherry has lost a sister-in-law to motor neuron disease and Darryn knows a manager of one of Accuweigh’s customers that has been diagnosed with the disease. “I’m glad that AccuWeigh can donate to a charity that helps fight a disease that has impacted on people we know”, Sherry said.
AccuWeigh’s A Higher Cause initiative was set up in 2008 and has since donated over $50,000 to many worthy charities.