Red Bow Day – Friday, 5th March 2021
Throughout the state, we celebrate Red Bow Month to increase community awareness of muscular dystrophy and improve services for people living with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions.
When do you celebrate Red Bow activities?
For more than 22 years, on the first Friday of March each year, the Year 11 students of All Hallows’ School converge on Brisbane CBD for two hours before classes begin. They girls collect donations and raise awareness of muscular dystrophy.
Red Bow activities run throughout the month of March. You can host your own Red Bow fundraiser and help change the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions.
Why is Red Bow Day important?
The Red Bow Appeal celebrations form Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s most important fundraising and awareness campaign of each year.
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s CEO, Helene Frayne said, “We’re very grateful to all those raising funds in their community but particularly to the All Hallows girls, who so enthusiastically encourage so many City workers to give generously. Past proceeds have ensured children and adults throughout our State have access to life changing support and services. It’s because of wonderful support like this that each morning more than 200 Queenslanders wake up in an electric adjustable bed provided and maintained by Muscular Dystrophy Queensland. Each day they use electric wheelchairs modified to suit their individual needs, so many are able to play valued roles in their communities and experience their lives to the fullest potential.”
We estimate there are 4,500 Queenslanders living with a form this incurable, progressive disease.
Each year another 40 families receive the heartbreaking news that the disease has appeared in their family. We are not just there for people living with this progressive condition, we also support families and care givers who struggle with its effects on the whole family unit.
In 2021, you can help make a difference by:
- Hosting a morning tea with your friends and colleagues
- Naming the Red Bow Day bear. The winning name will be announced on 31 March 2021.
- Buying some Red Bow Day merchandise for yourself or a friend.
- Making a donation to MDQ directly.
It is only through the generous support of donors and volunteers that we can continue to change the lives of people with muscular dystrophy. Please give generously.
Get in touch with us today
We’d be happy to provide any further information you need. Get in touch with our Fundraising Team if you’d like to know more. Email us or call our freecall number 1800 676 364.
Thank you for your support.