Yangebup Family Centre steps up for muscular dystrophy during National Superhero Week

Yangebup Family Centre steps up for muscular dystrophy during National Superhero Week

LIKE scenes from a big screen blockbuster, the Yangebup Family Centre has managed to gather some of the most well-known superheroes in one place.

That is because the Dunraven Drive centre’s 130 children and staff are dressing up as part of National Superhero Week.

The aim is to raise money for research into muscular dystrophy (MD), a condition affecting one in 625 Australians.

Centre manager Samantha Williams said it was one of a number of community efforts the centre gets behind.

“We are inviting all families that attend the centre to dress up and donate a gold coin,” she said.

“We will also have information available about MD.”

Muscular dystrophy is a life threatening, muscle destroying disorder.

There is no cure and children are most vulnerable.

Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s executive director Boris Struk, whose youngest son has the condition, said it was heart warming to have Yangebup residents taking part in the event.

“It is a chance for school kids and adults alike to be that superhero they have always dreamed about whilst also raising funds for our programs and research, making a difference and changing attitudes,” he said.

All funds raised will go towards research into the condition and to support Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s programs and services.

To donate visit the Yangebup Family Centre at 11 Dunraven Drive or check out www.superheroweek.org.au.