Fundraising and Events - Muscular Dystrophy Queensland

Fundraising and Events

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland relies on the generous support of our community to ensure we can provide vital services and support for local people living with muscular dystrophy and similar neuromuscular conditions and their families, throughout every life stage. Our annual calendar includes the following signature events, and from time to time, other fabulous members of our community run their own events and activities.

Signature Events

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Red Bow Month – March

Throughout the state, we celebrate Red Bow Month in March to increase community awareness of muscular dystrophy and improve services for people living with muscular dystrophy and similar conditions.

The main highlight of the month is Red Bow Day, when Year 11 students of All Hallows’ converge on Brisbane CBD for two hours before classes begin to collect donations.

You can join the fun by fundraising any day in March. Create your own Red Bow Day and encourage your friends and workplace to fundraise with you.

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Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ride in partnership with Brisbane HOG – May

The Brisbane Harley Owners Group have hosted their charity ride since 1995 and is a highlight on the Muscular Dystrophy Queensland calendar.

Pillions take their seat on the back of a Harley, joining more than 100 members of the Brisbane HOG (Harley Owners Group) for a day long event. With breakfast, morning tea, lunch, activities during the breaks and a day long ride, this iconic Brisbane event is not to be missed.

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Ride Walk Roll – September

For the past 10 years the founder of Ride Walk Roll, Chris Wiles has led the charge, raising awareness of muscular dystrophy and raising funds to deliver vital services for all Queenslanders living with debilitating muscle wasting conditions.

He founded the initiative in honour of his son, Harper, who lives with Becker muscular dystrophy. Now participants all over Queenslanders ride, walk and roll to make a difference!

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Ray White Charity Ball – October

Proudly hosted by brothers Greg & Andrew Bell of Ray White Surfers Paradise Group, the Muscular Dystrophy Charity Ball has been the event on the Gold Coast’s social calendar since 1993. Raising over $3 million dollars throughout the event’s history, these funds provide help for today and hope for tomorrow, being used in part to fund Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s client services and to support research.

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Create your own fundraiser

Would you like to make a difference and support Queenslanders living with muscular dystrophy at your own fundraising event?

Make a Move for MD is our fundraising platform where you can sign up and start fundraising. Whether it’s swapping gifts for donations for your birthday or wedding, undertaking a fitness challenge or hosting a party.

Please contact Sarah if you have any questions or issues.

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Join a Community Fundraising Event

It’s becoming more and more popular to get involved in large community events, like the Bridge to Brisbane, Brisbane Marathon Festival, Gold Coast Marathon, Sunshine Coast Marathon, 7Cairns Marathon Festival, Somerset Rail Rail Classic, GC50 Run Festival, and more. But did you know you’re able to nominate Muscular Dystrophy Queensland as your preferred charity for any sponsorships you receive? 

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland often put together teams in these kinds of events, so make sure you let us know if you’d like to start making your moves count for muscular dystrophy!

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Join our Community Social Events

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland invite you to attend our Community Social Events. Each month we organise fun events designed especially for the muscular dystrophy community.   

These social catch-ups will vary from month to month and are the perfect opportunity to meet new people, be more social and spend some quality time with family and friends. View the calendar of events here

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Get in touch with us today

We’d love to work with you to bring your fundraising idea to life and/or to meet you during one of our regular events.

Get in touch and Email Sarah or call our freecall number 1800 676 364.


Sarah McCahon Fundraising Events Coordinator Muscular Dystrophy Queensland