ABOUT THE EVENT
For the past 23 years, Andrew & Gregory Bell have supported Muscular Dystrophy Queensland and are extremely proud to have raised $2.8 million to date through their Annual Gala Ball and Charity Auction fundraising event.
We are committed to supporting the research into finding a cure, which will result in eliminating a wide range of genetic diseases. Their association with the Muscular Dystrophy Queensland directly assists families by proving equipment for their children to be a little more comfortable and a large proportion of monies raised go directly to research. A cure may only be a few years away which will have a significant effect on our society.
ABOUT THE CHARITY
Muscular Dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of over 60 different genetic muscular and neuromuscular disorders. People with MD have incorrect or missing information in their genes, which prevents them from making the proteins they need for healthy muscles, causing muscles to become progressively weaker over time. The muscle groups that are affected differ with each form of MD; the more severe and most common forms often affect mobility, heart and lung function and often reduce life expectancy, while milder forms may only weaken particular muscle groups and may allow a normal lifespan.
Help us raise much-needed funds! The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Queensland Inc. today is building on the hard work of these early volunteers. The Association is incorporated and is recognised as a credible and accountable provider of services to clients with MD and their families.