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TRAIL DAY FOR MDWA AT THE DWELLINGUP 100 – SUPPORTING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY WA

Jump on your bike in Dwellingup this August and support people living with muscular dystrophy.

We’ve raised $726,000 since 2010, but only because of the help of the Perth Mountain Biking Community.

With the Dwellingup 100 celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the event organisers want to help us achieve a pretty big goal… $1 million raised over the event history. That’s $274,000 this year, to be exact.

Living with muscular dystrophy brings challenges, but we believe physical restrictions shouldn’t impact on a person’s desire to challenge themselves, pursue their dreams and achieve remarkable things.

Fundraise as a family, team or run as an individual, no matter how you want to do it, you’ll be empowering the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy.

We create your fundraising page, then you send it to friends, family and colleagues, asking for their support.

It really is that easy to leverage your HUGE MOUNTAIN BIKING efforts for a great cause.

We love a challenge and know you do too so the question is, ARE YOU IN?

Click here to set up your fundraising page

Click here to make a donation

Or hit up Brianna with any questions trail@mdwa.org.au or phone 9380 3400

ABOUT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY WA

MDWA is a small organisation making a big impact. We are passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with neuromuscular conditions and we help hundreds of families get the best support and services they need as well as connecting them to others with similar conditions, enabling them to feel a part of a community of support.

We provide a range of programs including the Cough Assist Outreach Program to provide respiratory support, age appropriate social and respite programs, counselling, education and advocacy programs, along with research scholarships.

ABOUT THE CONDITION

Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic neuromuscular conditions where muscles slowly degenerate and weaken.  Although often thought of as a childhood disease, these conditions affect people at different ages and also different ethnicity, which makes finding a cure difficult and supporting a diverse community challenging.

Many types of MD may lead to a shortened life expectancy and in most cases it is due to respiratory or cardiac failure.

THE KYLE CONOR SPIRIT OF THE RIDE AWARD

If you’ve crossed the finish line in the early years of the Dwellingup 100, it’s very likely you were cheered across the line by two exceptional young men with muscular dystrophy – Conor Murphy and Kyle Scolari.

Conor and Kyle were much loved friends and members of MDWA. They were two young men who inspired everyone they met.  Their tragic passing in 2014 greatly affected the community and was widely felt.

A perpetual award in their namesake was created to honour these outstanding young men and it will be presented to an inspirational participant who has overcome adversity and risen above challenges whilst showing courage and integrity.

NOMINATE A RIDER

If you know a rider who has shown outstanding commitment to the sport and overcome great obstacles to reach the starting line this year, please email your nomination with a brief explanation to trail@mdwa.org.au

The Award Committee will also have their eyes on the course throughout the event, looking for riders who truly capture the Spirit of the Ride.

Nominations will also be accepted on the morning of race day. Please see Brianna from MDWA –she’ll be trackside at the basketball courts.

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