Host a Superhero Day for MD at your workplace

Superhero Day for Muscular Dystrophy is an exciting and fun corporate event for anyone to dress up as a superhero and raise money for much needed Muscular Dystrophy care and research, a condition which affects 1 in 1,000 Australians.

Nominate your workplace now to host an event during 2014 National Superhero Week, in the first week of September 2014 (Mon 1 Sept – Fri 5 Sept). You can be as creative as you like with the event.

Some options are:

- Choose a day and have everyone dress up as a superhero for a $5 donation.
- Host a morning tea where staff each bring a plate and pay $5 to take part.
- Set a theme for the whole office (e.g.: Marvel comics, cartoon characters, Disney characters, real life superheroes, etc.) to dress up as those characters for a $5 donation.
- Run a competition within your office where people make donations to bid on what other people should dress up as, $5 donation to vote for a certain character for a specific person. Then just before the event, tally the scores and let people know what they have been voted to wear.
- Set a goal donation amount for employees and if it’s reached then the boss has to dress up.
- If you work in a retail store, then you can have employees dress up and ask customers for donations (donation tins can be provided upon request).

This is a fantastic opportunity for team building within your workplace while raising much needed funds for MD research. Muscular Dystrophy is a muscle-wasting disorder that has 60 different variations and the focus of this event is on the paediatric form of MD - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – which mainly affects young children.

The event aims to promote a positive message for children living with Muscular Dystrophy, that just like a superhero that walks amongst everyone by day but hides a super strength; a child with MD is just like other children but has developed super powers of resilience, creativity and wisdom.

Funds raised from the National Superhero Week will be going to support research at the National Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre (NMDRC) which is the leading MD research centre in Australia.

Anyone can nominate their workplace to host a Superhero Day for MD event.

Call MDA for more information on (03) 9320 9555 or visit Superhero Website or MDA Facebook Page.

Registrations close on 18 August 2014.



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