Christmas in July Charity Dinner
Date and Time: 25 Jul 2015 - 6 pm
Venue: Botanicals Restaurant, Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens.
Tickets: $150 each or table of 8: $1200
Join us for a fabulous evening
Join us for an evening of delicious food and wine, exciting live entertainment and auction, and of course fabulous company – all while raising funds for Queensland families in need.
Tickets are limited, please call or book now to secure your place.
About muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a condition that gradually weakens the body’s muscles; it can be either inherited or develop spontaneously. Muscular dystrophy is caused by incorrect or missing genetic information, preventing the body from making the proteins it needs to build and maintain muscles.
Someone who is diagnosed with muscular dystrophy will gradually lose the ability to do anything that requires muscle movement e.g. walk, sit upright, breathe easily and move their limbs, hands and feet. This increasing weakness can lead to other health problems. The muscle groups 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. In some cases, muscular dystrophy starts causing muscle problems in infancy, while in others symptoms don’t occur until adulthood.
There is no cure for muscular dystrophy and treatment options are still limited, but researchers are learning more about how to treat and manage the progress of symptoms. Doctors are also working on improving muscle and joint function and slowing muscle deterioration so that children, teens and adults with muscular dystrophy can live as actively and independently as possible.
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland supports Queensland families living with this condition. Please help MDQ provide support services and equipment to families desperately in need.
Community Partners Welcome
If your company is interested in showcasing products through our charity auction or being involved in another way, please contact us.
Celeste Baker | Muscular Dystrophy Queensland | firstname.lastname@example.org | 07 3243 9700