MORE than 1000 kilometres travelled, $1 million in donations and 10 proud brothers and sisters.
Those are the impressive results of Neale Daniher's three-day drive across Victoria and southern NSW to raise money and awareness for motor neurone disease.
Daniher's Drive was marked in Albury on Saturday with a dinner which drew 200 to Sodens Hotel to hear the former AFL player and coach who was diagnosed with MND in 2013.
"It was a great night," Daniher said.
"The whole drive was about two things – one was fundraising and the other thing was fun, we wanted to have lots of fun."
Fifty cars were in the drive which left Melbourne on Thursday and hit Warrnambool, Bendigo, Mulwala and Albury before ending at Essendon football club's base in Tullamarine on Sunday.
Those participants raised $500,000, sponsorship netted $300,000 and events and auctions drew $200,000.
"It's been outstanding, overwhelming the support we've got since the Big Freeze and now out in the country – it's magnificent," Daniher said.
Joining Daniher on Saturday night were his 10 siblings, three brothers, who also played league football, and seven sisters.
There were dinners from as far away as West Wyalong and Ariah Park with the theme of the night Ungarie, in honour of the Danihers' Riverina hometown.
Terry and Chris Daniher joined their brother on the drive and were impressed with the public response.
"People have pulled us up in the street and seen us at the lights and come over and donated," Terry said.
"We're pretty proud of the way Neale has gone about it, he's gone into it at 100 miles per hour and wants to do his best to beat this damned disease."
Sisters Nerolee Daniher, Colleen Breust and Dorothy Vearing also participated in the drive.
"People love him and his story – they have such high regard and respect for him," Nerolee said.
"They've opened their arms and said 'yes Neale, we'll help you in anyway we can."
Wagga sister Estelle Daniher said her brother had an upbeat outlook on life which helped him persevere.
"That's his nature, that's what he's been like since five years of age," Estelle said.
"It's just the values mum and dad instilled in us, you just get on with it."