Solidarity March in SA
Adelaide’s streets turned bright red when Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc (SA) conducted its inaugural Solidarity March.
As a special highlight of Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week, the march on Tuesday 10 March brought children, young people and adults with neuromuscular disorders together in a spirit of community and a public display of solidarity with their families, friends and supporters.
Dressed in red, the 200 marchers were accompanied by the Governor of South Australia His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce and his wife Ms Liz Scarce as they proceeded along North Terrace to the grounds of Government House for refreshments.
“This march was even more successful than we had expected,” said Paul Creedon, CEO of Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc (SA).
“We had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed the experience very much.
“It will certainly be an annual event for MDA in South Australia,” Paul said.
“We’d like to invite other states to join us on the same day in a national display of solidarity.
“Our hope would be to draw increased media attention and to raise public awareness around the country of the profound impact of neuromuscular disorders on so many people’s lives,” he said.