On Sunday 31 March 2019, three (3) members from Rotary Club of Southbank (Immediate Past President Liam Jones, President-Nominee Jasmin Dhillon and our newest member Jaqui Clark) and two (2) friends of Rotary participated in the MS Melbourne Cycle + 1/2 marathon, Run/Walk to fight MS.
The team were inspired to participate after a talk from Martin & Diana Taurins from Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA) in December 2018 last year. Where they shared their story and tireless work they do to raise awareness of MS and fundraising for research into a cure, and support services for sufferers. Some of the participants also helped out at the RAGMSA BBQ fundraiser on the day, which was a great success.
MS is a silent illness, that mostly affects young people with the average diagnosis between the ages of 20-40 years, although children as young as 10 years have been diagnosed.. It also affects more women than men with 3/4 of MS sufferers being female.
The team had a goal of fundraising $1000, and have managed to raise over $3000 and counting. It is not too late to support the team's fundraising efforts, just following the link and select a participant to support - click here!
Rotary Club of Southbank look forward to contributing further to RAGMSA and the overall cause, of raising funds and supporting people with neurological conditions. By example, our very own Past President Stuart McArthur recently redesigning the RAGSMA website and Kay Ledson (Warrior Mumz) raising a substantial amount for people suffering from spinal cord injuries.
Stay tuned for further initiatives in this space.
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