•   Each day in Australia 2 people die and 2 people are diagnosed with MND

•   About 2000 Australians are living with MND (60% male, 40% female)

•   Average life expectancy is 27 months after diagnosis

•   There is a large age range of people who have MND: 20 – 70 year.

•   The average onset is 59 years of age

•   10% of cases run in the family and 90% have no obvious cause

•   Tthe total cost of MND to Australia in 2015 was $2.37 billion