Rabbits to Help Raise Money for DMD Research
Rabbitohs Greg Inglis, Issac Luke and Bryson Goodwin are lending their support to the Duchenne Foundation Australia (Foundation) through a fundraising event being held at Camperdown Fitness next week.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a muscle-wasting disease that leaves children - predominately boys - unable to walk before they reach their teenage years.
Souths Cares General Manager, Shannon Donato, said that in addition to providing essential support to families living with DMD, the Foundation raises community awareness and vital funds to support research and quality of life issues.
“The research shows that this disease, although genetic, can strike any child leaving them and their families to face a premature death by their late teens,” said Shannon.
“By having the Rabbitohs family support this fundraising event we become an active part of finding a cure for this disease.”
Shannon said that the Camperdown Fitness fundraising event is an ideal opportunity to combine doing a good turn with a healthy workout.
“The event will take place on Thursday, 13 February and will see participants take part in a supervised, 60 minute Spin session at a cost of $100 per bike,” said Shannon.
“Rabbitohs Greg Inglis, Issac Luke and Bryson Goodwin will be there to support and encourage the participants.
“The participants will have exclusive access to the players and there will be lucky door prize of a signed Rabbitohs Players’ Jersey to be drawn at the end of the class.
“I encourage all Rabbitohs to get involved in the event – giving sixty minutes of your time can mean a lifetime of change to a sufferer of DMD,” Shannon concluded.
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