Neale Daniher has shown off some surprise dance moves as he farewelled competitors in the annual Daniher’s Drive.
It delighted motorists heading off on a four-day road trip for FightMND, which has already raised more than a million dollars for research.
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Neale Daniher’s dance moves delights participants.
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The annual regional road trip is taking place across this weekend and will travel through Swan Hill, Shepparton and Creswick to support the regional communities, and raise money for the charity.
The event is described as “an opportunity to get your friends and family together, form a team, pick your fundraising car and contribute to the fight against MND, all while having fun,” the official website reads.
“Join 300 others on a four-day regional road-trip inclusive of community township visits, great fun night events and the opportunity to meet new people, many of whom have been affected by MND.”
Neale Daniher showing off his dance moves. Credit: Channel 7
It’s the second biggest FightMND event behind the annual Big Freeze AFL game on King’s Birthday.
Daughter Bec Daniher poked fun at her dad, as a video of him dancing to The Killer’s anthem Mr Brightside was used to pump up participants.
“He might not be able to move the way he used to, but he was never a good mover anyway,” she said.
“I’m in awe of his passion, his enthusiasm, and his drive.”
Melbourne Demons legend David Neitz, who played under Daniher, praised his former coach.
“He’s doing it tough right now but here he is, bold as brass, it’s just beautiful and just magnificent,” he said.
When Daniher was first diagnosed with MND in 2013, he was given just over two years to live.
Refusing to lay down and accept his fate, Daniher and the family were inspired to raise money and awareness for a still incurable disease.
Nearly 10 years later, they are still going strong.
Daniher’s wife, Jan, was alongside the participants, saying it made them realise “they’re not alone, there are people that care and that are willing to fight with you.”
“We knew he’d fight, but we never expected him to live this long, so to still have him around is great for our family and for FightMND. We are very lucky.”
Daniher’s brothers waved off the participants on Thursday with Neale’s eight-week old granddaughter, Hazel, among those in the 50 cars.
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