On November 11th, the Leading Teams team will be embarking on a 26km walk along the coastal trek in Royal National Park south of Sydney.
Why are we doing this?
To raise awareness and much needed funds for Duchenne Australia.
Duchenne Australia provides education and support, with a strong focus on mental health and resilience for families of those living with Duchenne. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a severe muscle-wasting condition that affects 1 in 3500 boys. Once diagnosed, children are normally confined to a wheelchair between the ages of 7 and 12, and most do not live past their early to mid-20s.
DMD currently has no cure, but Duchenne Australia’s mission is to have access to evidence-based care, and the best possible quality of life, through advocacy for emerging therapies, research and clinical trials.
This cause is very close to our hearts as our teammate, Tim Ferguson and his wife Genevieve’s eldest son Gilbert (now 9) was diagnosed with DMD at two years of age.
If you would like to make a donation to Duchenne Australia to help children like Gilbert, you can do so here.