The Deb Bailey Foundation Inc was set up to raise money for medical research aimed at finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a deadly, debilitating and presently incurable disease that affects the nervous system.

Our focus is to assist the sufferers and their loved ones by supporting MND research who are working towards breakthroughs, and eventually a cure for this devastating disease.

MND kills over 600 Australians per year, often within a year of being diagnosed.

A significant milestone in this quest has now been reached that will give great hope to those affected by MND.

We are very happy to announce that on the 6th June 2013 Australia’s first research centre totally dedicated to MND was opened at Macquarie University within the Medical precinct of their North Ryde campus.

The Deb Bailey MND Research Centre is located at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine (ASAM) at Macquarie University Our thanks go to Macquarie University for their vision and significant financial support  and especially to the Vice Chancellor Bruce Downton, Professor Simon Foote, Dean of ASAM and the eminent researchers who have made this research centre a reality.

The Deb Bailey MND Research Centre brings together 5 of Australia’s leading MND researchers in a modern well resourced centre of excellence.

The Australian 7 June 2013

The Deb Bailey Foundation is committed to raising funds and support for the researchers at Macquarie University’s Deb Bailey MND Research Centre in their quest to conquer MND.

The Deb Bailey Foundation Inc was named in memory of Deb Bailey, a successful and energetic Sydney journalist who died aged 48 suffering from MND. Deb believed that if a task was important, you ignored its difficulty and devoted all your energy to its accomplishment.

While MND presently remains unconquered, several encouraging breakthroughs have happened recently. Researchers believe that finding an MND cure will go hand in hand with the cure for a whole range of neurological diseases including Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis.

Professor Stephen Hawking, an eminent British scientist who is also a rare long-term survivor of MND, once said that MND doesn’t get the attention it deserves because it often kills its victims in two or three years, and they aren’t around to be noticed.

The Deb Bailey Foundation aims to combine the voices of the many MND people, their families, friends and supporters, into a loud and clear voice to politicians and bureaucrats.

Together we can change the course of this disease.



Former jounalist Deb Bailey, who died in 2001.

Source: The Daily Telegraph




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The Deb Bailey Foundation for Motor Neurone Disease is a not-for-profit organistation and depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations and community groups to help us achieve our mission of finding a cure for MND. Whether your interested in fundraising, sponsorship, joining the research team, or if you’re just keen to get involved, there are many ways you can help.

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You can support the research and work we are doing by donating to The Deb Bailey Foundation for Motor Neurone Inc. Whether it’s a one off donation, pledge or sponsorship you can be assured that your money is going towards research aimed at finding a cure for MND.

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