Jerry’s Back in Town!
Posted on the 20 Apr 2010 05:36pm
Muscular Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) Australia is pleased to be welcoming back Jerry Lewis to Australia in June 2010 for a tour to promote muscular dystrophy. Jerry Lewis joins us in support of MDF Australia and people throughout Australia with a neuromuscular condition.
MDF Australia supports the provision of a range of services to persons with neuromuscular conditions, including muscular dystrophy. This is a vital issue that directly affects 1 in 300 Australians. Many are confined to wheelchairs and experience significant challenges during their lives, or are carers needing support.
Jerry Lewis has been the National Chairman of Muscular Dystrophy Association, USA for over 50 years and has raised in excess of US$2.4 billion. Jerry’s visit to Australia is not only to raise funds for MDF Australia but also to raise awareness of this terrible condition. In accepting the role of International Patron of MDF Australia, Jerry Lewis continues his international advocacy and support for the many children and families who live with neuromuscular conditions including muscular dystrophy.
MDF Australia enables state Muscular Dystrophy associations to provide an improved quality of life for people of all ages and their families. MDF Australia enables a better life for clients and loved ones, through a comprehensive approach, from providing the essentials to enabling the realisation of dreams. Three key focus areas for MDF Australia are:
- more understanding today through awareness and education
- the best available support through best practise service delivery
- a better future through vital research and essential advocacy
Jerry Lewis’ tour will benefit all Australians with a neuromuscular condition and their families through research, advocacy, awareness and education. MDF Australia is very grateful to those in Sydney and Melbourne who are hosting events with Jerry Lewis as a special guest. The event being planned by Property Council Australia to be held in Sydney still has seats available, please follow the link for more information. Also, look out for Jerry Lewis on Good News Week.
A recent article in The Age newspaper.
An associated article in The Age newspaper.
For further information please contact:
02 9809 2111