“We MiND” Campaign: Motor-Neurone Diseases 1

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.


MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order.


Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life.


Community Development Initiatives International (CDII) is a South African registered Public Benefit Organization and has a network of international associates committed to identifying special projects which positively impact upon and capacitate communities.


CDII launched its “We MiND   Campaign”   to create awareness about Motor Neorone Diseases and   to facilitate fund-raising initiatives to assist individuals with MND approved by the CDII

“We   MiND   Campaign”   Committee.



CDII’s “We MiND Campaign” is led by its Ambassadors, David Viljoen and Annamarie Stoman

Email addresses:

David:                         davidviljoen66@hotmail.com                         

Annamarie:                 annamarie.stoman@gmail.com

CDII Contact email:     donleffler@lantic.net


Become a Friend of the

“We MiND Campaign”

  1. Support the Cause on FaceBook to create awareness: view at
  2. Send us your story or experiences with MND or with people you know who have MND: email the “We MiND Campaign” Ambassadors, David and Annamarie at
  3. Make a donation: see details below
  4. Become a Sponsor of the “We MiND Campaign”



All donations and sponsorships are   reported and audited. All proceeds are allocated directly to pre-approved   Community Development Projects of which the communities are the   beneficiaries. CDII will issue a Certificate of receipt , upon request from   the donor, in respect of any donation or sponsorship .


CDII is a Public Benefit Organization in terms of Section 30 of   the South African Income Tax Act, and receipts and accruals are exempt from   income tax in terms of Section 10 (cN) of the Act. CDII has been approved for   purposes of Section 18A (I)(a) of the Act and donations to CDII are tax   deductible in the hands of donors in terms of and subject to the limitations   prescribed in Section 18A of the Act.




Name     of Bank






Country of Bank






Bank     Branch





 (Telephone: South     Africa 012 523 0940)



Bank Branch     Code






Account     Holder



Community Development Initiatives International NPC



Type of Account



Current Account



Account     Number



1032 5047 57






donleffler@lantic.net or silv1@acc.co.za



Information Websites:




http://www.cdii.co.za and http://www.legacy2generations.com and http://www.thsbs.com


Contact Email:

David:                                davidviljoen66@hotmail.com                        

Annamarie:                        annamarie.stoman@gmail.com

CDII Contact email:            donleffler@lantic.net


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  • Don Leffler Post author

    MND is relatively unknown in South Africa and, in fact, in Africa – that is until one of our rugby legends, Joost van der Westhuizen, was diagnosed with MND. We at CDII (Community Development Initiatives International) have met with representatives of the MNDA of South Africa and with sufferers and supporters of MND. This has led us, as a non profit organization, to start a campaign to create awareness and to raise funds to support MND patients. We have called the Campaign “We MiND” and would welcome support for the Camapign. As CDII’s slogan states “Together we are Stronger”. Please share this appeal for support with your friends and networks.
    Check out “”We MiND” Campaign: Motor-Neurone Diseases” on Skills-Universe: http://ning.it/160U7VM