Go Orange for Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania (MDT) will hold its inaugural Go Orange for Muscular Dystrophy campaign in June to raise awareness, understanding and funds for the misunderstood condition.

“With more than 1000 Tasmanians living with muscular dystrophy we want more people to know about it, to be inclusive of people with the condition and to make their life that little bit better,” MDT President Mick Peters said.

MDT assists Tasmanians with muscular dystrophy and other allied conditions and their families by providing safety measures to reduce the risk of injuries, assistive technology to help with daily tasks, access to education and connection with peers.

“People with muscular dystrophy and their families often struggle with quality of life and MDT provides additional assistance beyond government services,” Mr Peters said.

“There are more than 500 different types of neuromuscular conditions and although there are no cures therapies do help improve health and wellbeing.”

Community members and businesses have put their support behind the cause including Wrest Point running special orange cocktails and the BMW Club of Hobart planning a club run to Great Lake, both of which will donate proceeds to MDT.

For more information or to donate visit www.go-orange.com.au

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