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Red Bow Day 2018

Help us change the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy in Queensland

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?

Friday 2 March is Red Bow Day. For more than 21 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?

Red Bow 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.

You can make a difference

The Red Bow Appeal is our most important fundraiser of the year and we hope you can assist my making a donation online, or hosting a morning tea.

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 & Events Specialist, Celeste Baker if you’d like to know more. Email Celeste or call our freecall number 1800 676 364.

Thank you for your support.