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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Autumn 2020

A fresh look for NDIS support We’re all in this together – a message from our CEO Myth busting the stigma of attending counselling Food matters

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BRAND, MARKETING & SALES FUNDRAISING NEWS COMMUNITY EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING FLUORO FOR NEURO In February, we were incredibly excited to launch Fluoro for Neuro, a new and fun campaign that anyone can get involved in. We’re challenging people to ‘go fluoro’, as little or as much as they like, to help us raise awareness and vital funds to improve the support and services we provide to thousands of Western Australians living with a neurological condition. Participants can choose to fundraise for a particular condition such as MS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Acquired Brain Injury, MND or Stroke, or simply choose ‘MSWA’ to support all neurological conditions. We’ve been amazed at the different ways people have raised awareness – wearing fluoro to the gym, getting fluoro manicures, even skydiving in a Fluoro for Neuro t-shirt! For more information and to join the fun, visit mswafluoroforneuro. com.au THE MSWA OCEAN RIDE Powered by Retravision 24 November, 2019 In November we cheered on participants in the tenth annual MSWA Ocean Ride, an iconic cycling event that takes riders along WA’s beautiful coastline from Fremantle to Hillarys. The event continues to grow and in 2019 we added a new 120km challenge, increasing the number of ride distances to six, to cater for people of all ages and fitness levels. Over 1,400 people registered for the event. Above: MSWA Member, Nicolette Murphy and son, Nathaniel. Sandy Innis took part as a member of the Mandurah Team. The annual Members Ride, in which MSWA Members and Clients who are living with a neurological condition get involved during their weekly physiotherapy classes, had a fantastic turnout – 98 Members completed the challenge. Sharon Lamont won most kilometres ridden in the Individual Members Ride. 20

Medal presentation at Rockingham Outreach – ‘Rockingham outride the rest!’ The Butler, Rockingham, Mandurah, Wilson, Geraldton, Albany, Beechboro and Kelmscott Centres all took part in the Stationary Cycle Challenge. Congratulations to the team at Rockingham, the Outreach Centre that took the title of most kilometres ridden in 2019. Thank you to everyone who took part. The event raised a total of 1,322 for people living with neurological conditions in WA. MSWA MEGA HOME LOTTERY – SOLD OUT! Tickets in the recent MSWA Mega Home Lottery sold out in a record 13 DAYS! On 6 March, the Grand Prize winner received a life-changing phone call – Brittanie Antulov (Ticket number 65,632) will soon be living the ultimate riverside lifestyle with the incredible .3M Grand Prize Package, including a stunning .2M home in beautiful Applecross, a Range Rover Sport and M in cash! Over 11,000 other lucky prize winners have also been announced! Thank you to everyone who supported the MSWA Mega Home Lottery. Every ticket sold makes a life-changing difference to thousands of Western Australians living with a neurological condition. Visit the website and follow on social media to make sure you don’t miss out on your ticket in the next MSWA Mega Home Lottery, which is sure to sell out fast! mswalottery.com.au MSWA Mega Home Lottery winners. 21

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