Midvale locals get in spirit of fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy


London-Rose Sheppard (3), Teremoana Airay Team Leader, Tyler Allsop (4) and Stella Kent (4) dressed as Superheros for Muscular Dystrophy. Photo: David Baylis
London-Rose Sheppard (3), Teremoana Airay Team Leader, Tyler Allsop (4) and Stella Kent (4) dressed as Superheros for Muscular Dystrophy. Photo: David Baylis

MIDVALE locals dressed up as ninjas and superheros to take part in Muscular Dystrophy (MD) Australia’s National Superhero Week 2016, running from August 29–September 4.

My World Child Care in Midvale hosted their own National Superhero Week event on Wednesday, August 31, and kids and staff came dressed as superheroes to celebrate National Superhero Week.

Muscular Dystrophy is a disease, which destroys muscle, and affects one in every 625 people in Australia.

There is no cure and young children are most vulnerable to the severest form of the disorder.

The weeklong event aims to show the MD community that Australia supports them and promotes a positive message for those living with the disorder, especially children.

Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s Executive Director Boris Struk said it was heart-warming to have Midvale locals taking part in this year’s National Superhero Week and providing hope to individuals and families affected by the condition.

“It is a chance for school kids and adults alike to be that superhero they have always dreamed about, while also raising funds for our programs and research, making a difference and changing attitudes,” Mr Struk said, whose youngest son Ryan has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

“We are thrilled to have Midvale residents and My World Child Care hosting their own National Superhero Week events,” he said.

“It should not stop them from realising their full potential and they are superheroes for fighting against Muscular Dystrophy.”

All funds raised from National Superhero Week go towards supporting research at the National Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, as well as supporting MD programs and services.