Make Today Count – Tandem Skydiving 2017 is one of Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Gauteng’s events for 2017 and we are aiming to generate awareness and funds for people affected with muscular dystrophy. If you are brave and would like to take part in Make Today Count – Tandem Skydiving 2017 by jumping out of a plane at 11,000 feet, please contact our office by email at email@example.com or by telephone on 011 472-9824.
Date: 12 & 13 August 2017 Venue: Leeukop Farm Airfield, Deneysville (on the Vaal)
Are you inspired and determined to make a difference? When people work together they can make things happen. It’s about connecting with causes such as muscular dystrophy to make a difference and improve quality of life.
Braam Roux works for Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Gauteng and was dared to cycle in a speedo on 18 July 2015 at 08:00 from The Country Bomo, Muldersdrift to Clearwater Mall, Roodepoort. Thank you to Farrell Kurensky who did the challenge with Braam and raised funds for Tiaan’s wheelchair.
Why is he doing this? Because of Tiaan van Staden, 9 years of age who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive neuromuscular disorder causing muscle wasting and weakness, with the voluntary muscles being affected first. The disorder is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene and affects around 1 in 3500 boys. Progressive muscle weakness of the legs and pelvis is observed first, associated with a loss of muscle mass. Eventually this weakness spreads to the arms, neck and other areas. The muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs, shoulders and calf muscles are worst affected. Tiaan has reached the stage that he is unable to walk and needs a motorised wheelchair to give him his independence.
We have a waiting list of people who need specialised equipment, and without the goodness of individuals and companies we are unable to assist people affected with this dreadful disease. We are grateful for any support and would like to make an appeal to the public to support our cause.
Please let us know if you would like to dare anybody you know to do something out of the ordinary. We will put the dare and pictures on our Facebook page and website. The person who took on the challenge can decide what amount should be paid to our charity.
What are you interested in helping with?
- You can join the body change team, do weight lifting, cycle for those who can’t, etc.
- Join us and make a difference in the lives of people affected with muscular dystrophy.
Should you like to make a donation please contact 011 472-9824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beneficiary: Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Gauteng
Bank: Nedbank Branch Code: 192841 Account Number: 1958 323 284
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Reg. No: 128 – 632 NPO
Muscular Dystrophy Fort Kent Run in speedo’s
Josh Kurensky and Kyle Robin are part of the Body Change group and growing their hair to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Gauteng. They have decided to run in speedo’s on 11 November 2015, starting at Cyr Hall on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus to generate awareness and much needed funds for us.
We greatly appreciate your care and concern for those affected with muscular dystrophy. Fundraising for charity is all about having fun.