JA’s 206Km Marathon nets $10,000!
Bennelong MP John Alexander was greeted on Eastwood Plaza Saturday morning when he completed his 18 days walk over four weeks throughout his electorate to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease research.
He more than doubled his 100Km Walk target when he recorded 206Km covered and raised over $10,000 for MND New South Wales to help fight the deadly disease.
Among those waiting to greet him on Eastwood Plaza was Ryde MP Victor Dominello and his federal parliamentary colleague and MP for Beecroft Philip Ruddock and Liberal Party supporters and friends.
Also present to welcome and applaud John Alexander was MND sufferer and Motor Neurone Disease NSW vice Patron Kevin Langdon OAM and his wife Helena, pictured right.
John Alexander said there are an estimated 1,900 people with MND in Australia each with a life expectancy of only 27 months with a steady disintegration of their muscles until they can no longer eat, breathe or talk to their loved ones.
“Last year I lost a close friend to MND who was a brilliant man and loving husband and father at the peak of his life”, John Alexander said.
“To see him cut down so fast was beyond comprehension”.
Over the past four weeks John Alexander visited shopping centres, schools, charities and called into aged care centres and chatted with constituents in the streets.
He said he was overwhelmed with the generosity of so many people he met and donated to the cause with over $10,000 collected. TWT on-the-spot PHOTOS.