Red Bow Day 2017
March is a very special month for Queenslanders living with muscular dystrophy. Throughout the state, we celebrate Red Bow Month to increase community awareness of muscular dystrophy and improve services for people living with one of more than 60 difference neuromuscular conditions.
Friday 3 March is Red Bow Day. For more than 20 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.
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.”
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland is not just there for people living with this progressive condition, we also support families and carers who struggle with its effects on the whole family unit. The Red Bow Appeal which runs throughout March, is our most important fundraiser of the year and we hope you can assist my making a donation online, hosting a morning tea or by texting Red Bow to 0437 371 371.
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. Thank you for your support.