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Art Union 85 … and the winners are:

Last modified on 1 Aug 2017 10:11 am

We are delighted to announce the winners of Art Union 85 which was drawn at Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s Nundah offices at 1pm on 28 July 2017. Prize winners are as follows:

HOG Charity Ride 2017

Last modified on 26 May 2017 12:44 am

HARLEY DAVIDSON REVS UP SUPPORT FOR RARE DISEASES   On Sunday 21 May 2017, over 120 bikers on Harley Davidson’s will roar through the streets of Brisbane towards the Sunshine Coast. Each year the Harley Owners Group (HOG) don their leathers and get ready to take a courageous passenger on an exhilarating ‘ride of their […]

Art Union 84 Draw – we have our winners

Last modified on 3 Apr 2017 1:00 am

Art Union 84 winners were drawn at MDQ’s Nundah office on Friday afternoon, for the last ‘choose your prize’ for our major prize. Winner ticket 6,189. Second prize ticket 6,294 and an Auto Order excluse prize draw winner from Townsville.

ENMC International Workshop: Airway Clearance Techniques in NMD.

Last modified on 17 Mar 2017 2:20 am

On 3 March 2017, 21 participants from 12 countries across the world (including Australia, Europe; United Kingdom; United States of America; and South Africa) met in Naarden, Netherlands, to attend and contribute to the 228th ENMC International Workshop entitled, “Airway Clearance Techniques In Neuromuscular Disorders”.

Merry Christmas for Art Union 83 Winners!!

Last modified on 22 Dec 2016 5:22 am

Art Union 83 winners were drawn at MDQ’s Nundah office. It’s always a delight to let our winners know their number has been drawn but it is especially so at Christmas time.

Art Union 80 Winners

Last modified on 5 Apr 2016 7:12 am

Congratulations to our major prize winner who can select the shopping spree of a lifetime, with a $20,000 Harvey Norman gift voucher OR a fabulous holiday package OR gold bullion. Congratulations also to our minor prize winners. All prizes are detailed below.

Early Bird Winner Drawn

Last modified on 4 Dec 2015 4:39 am

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland is very pleased to announce our Art Union 79 early bird winner was drawn on 2 December. The lucky winner of $500 cash is a long time supporter from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Art Union 78 Winners!!

Last modified on 6 Oct 2015 8:24 am

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s Art Union 78 was drawn on Wednesday, 30th September 2015. Congratulations to our major prize winner who can choose a $20,000 holiday package, Harvey Norman Shopping Spree or cashable gold bullion

Client Update

Last modified on 2 Feb 2015 3:44 am

Our January client update is now available online. Plenty of great information so why not make a cuppa and sit down for a read?

Great Prizes in AU76

Last modified on 8 Jan 2015 9:18 am

Which fabulous prize will you chose in this exciting Art Union? The car, the shopping spree or the GOLD?

Aviation Access Forum – passenger feedback opportunity

Last modified on 22 Dec 2014 1:03 am

There is an opportunity for passengers and representatives of the disability sector to provide feedback on their experience of the DAFPs of various airports. Do you know they exist and have you ever accessed one?

Preparing for the NDIS

Last modified on 22 Dec 2014 1:03 am

The Queensland Government has redeveloped their webpage on preparing for the national disability insurance scheme.

Sensory Movie Day Events Calendar

Last modified on 22 Dec 2014 1:03 am

Sensory movies days have been up and running for some time now. The initiative was developed to provide the opportunity for children and adults with special needs to experience the movies in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

Client’s survey seeking your support

Last modified on 7 May 2014 3:43 am

Kerry, a client of MDQld, is seeking your support for his petition to Abbot Government. Kerry asks that support of the Paid Parental Leave scheme should not overshadow the NDIS.

Nominate MDQld for the City2South

Last modified on 7 May 2014 3:43 am

Are you participating in the City2South on June 15th? Why not register Muscular Dystrophy Queensland as your chosen charity?

Have your say – Improving Access (Disability Action Plan)

Last modified on 7 May 2014 3:43 am

Take this chance to provide feedback on the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads draft Disability Action Plan. You’ll need to be quick though, the consultation process closes May 9th.

YLYC Workshop

Last modified on 7 May 2014 6:40 am

Have you been hearing the term ‘self directed’ but aren’t sure what it’s all about? On Thurs, 10 April we are hosting a presentation for clients with recurrent funding to learn more about what MDQ can do.

Art Union 72 Winners Announced!

Last modified on 7 May 2014 6:44 am

Our Art Union was drawn recently. Are you the lucky winner of a Harvey Norman shopping spree?

MDQld helps Madeline see Switzerland

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 4:46 am

Madeline is able to talk face to face with her family back in Switzerland thanks to an iPad donated by Muscular Dystrophy Queensland.

Memberships Due

Last modified on 7 May 2014 6:40 am

Have you renewed your membership with MDQld, which expired on 30 June?

Can You Get Rick Ready to Ride4MD?

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 5:53 am

Our CEO, Rick Carr will ride 100km to raise funds for Queenslanders living with muscular dystrophy in the lead up to the 2013 Stream Ride4MD.

HOG Ride a Huge Success

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 3:10 am

Our sincere thanks go out to all those involved in making yesterday’s HOG ride such a success. With crystalline skies and slight chill in the air, we were once again blessed with the perfect weather for the full days ride.

NDIS Update Teleconference

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 1:56 am

For our last teleconference, we met with State Campaign Coordinator, Fiona Anderson who provided an update on the progress of an NDIS in Queensland. If missed the call and you’d like to know more about it, please head over to our Vimeo site to listen to the recording.

Shooting – Paralympic talent search

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 1:57 am

Belmont, Qld – People who have a neuromuscular condition are invited to try shooting. The Australian Paralympic Committee and Australian International Shooting Ltd will be conducting a shooting specific talent search day.

Support MD in Red Bow Month

Last modified on 7 May 2014 6:40 am

We’d love for you to get involved in our Red Bow Annual appeal this March.

Christmas Message Video

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 3:12 am

Please view our online Christmas Message video On behalf of all the staff at Muscular Dystrophy Queensland we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy prosperous new year as we head into 2013.

We need you!

Last modified on 7 May 2014 6:41 am

Calling anyone willing to volunteer during Red Bow month.

Fill the Boot Qld Relay Intinerary

Last modified on 2 Oct 2012 3:29 pm

Fire fighters from around Australia are racing to ‘fill the boot’. 34 fire stations from Cabooulture to Burleigh, covering 416kms, will be involved. Show your support for our local fire fighters by coming along to a relay event near you.

Ride4MD Family Fun Day

Last modified on 2 Oct 2012 3:08 pm

Join us on Sunday 14 October to welcome back our riders as they make their triumphant return for the 50km or 100km Ride4MD 2012. We’ve got lots of fun activities planned, such as face painting, boccia, bubble blowing and more. Plus enjoy coffee and sausage sizzle.

Ride4MD 2012

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 3:13 am

Brisbane cyclists ready for a fundraising challenge are invited to enter the muscular dystrophy Queensland Ride 4 MD. Running for its second year the Ride 4 MD will bring the cycling community together to raise funds and awareness for those living with muscular dystrophy.

Sign the ePetition to support an NDIS

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 3:14 am

An e-petition has been started to encourage the Government to fund an NDIS trial in Queensland. If you would like to join this important e-petition, please go the Queensland Parliament website and fill in your details.

Study looks at unmet needs of carers

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 3:19 am

MD Qld support University of Canberra Master of Clinical Psychology student, Sharon Dawson, who is undertaking a study into the unmet needs experienced by carers of children with neuromuscular conditions at various stages of their child’s development.

March 4 MD a great success

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 3:21 am

March 4 MD was a great success. The rain held off and we made our way up to the Queen Street Mall and then back to the Botanic Gardens. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it along on the day. Photos are now online (opens to a new window).

2012 March for Muscular Dystrophy

Last modified on 16 Jan 2014 3:21 am

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland invite you and your family to join us in March 2012, as we take to the streets of Brisbane to show our support for families living with Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular conditions in Queensland.

MD Qld Newsletter Issue 12 OUT NOW!

Last modified on 22 Jun 2011 1:17 am

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland are pleased to announce our latest newsletter has been published. If you are on our mailing list, a printed copy will be in your letter box soon. But if you’re a little impatient, take a look at our copy online.

Calling for participants in Myasthenia Gravis survey

Last modified on 21 Jun 2011 12:30 pm

Researchers from the University of Queensland, working in collaboration with the Myasthenia Gravis Assoc. of Qld. Inc, are conducting a survey of people living with MG.

Social media helps HOG ride sellout

Last modified on 17 Jun 2011 3:52 am

The roar of Harley engines was even bigger this year. Announcements on social media website, Facebook helped sell out the ride with a total of 152 bikes involved on the day, raising just over $22,000 and making it our second biggest ride ever.

Every Australian Counts!

Last modified on 18 Mar 2011 1:26 pm

Every Australian Counts is the campaign for the introduction of a National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS will revolutionise the way people with a disability, their families and carers are supported in this country.

Upcoming 2011 Teleconferences

Last modified on 17 Mar 2011 12:32 pm

Join us for our next teleconference on Wednesday 30 March with Jean Paul La Fontaine, a client of Muscular Dystrophy Queensland who has FSH. Then on April 20 we will be joined by the team from Montrose Access.

UQ Research Update

Last modified on 14 Jul 2010 11:47 am

Brad Launikonis talks about the hard work at the University of Queensland’s Muscle Research Lab and further exciting developments.

MD & HOG Put on Quite a Picnic

Last modified on 7 May 2010 2:24 pm

The inaugural MD Community Picnic Day was a huge hit with family and friends of MD Queensland.  

MD Qld Teleconference Events

Last modified on 6 Apr 2010 3:08 pm

MD Qld are pleased to announce that we are launching a new way of connecting people through  teleconference events. 

Art Union 56 Winners Announced!

Last modified on 31 Mar 2010 12:45 pm

Art Union 56 was drawn on 25th March 2010.  Congratulations to our lucky winner who receives the major prize of $30,000.

Get involved in Queensland MD research

Last modified on 10 Nov 2009 1:54 pm

This is a great opportunity for people with MD to get involved in groundbreaking research right here in Queensland.