21 – 29 March is Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week. Muscular dystrophy is a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper movement. Muscular dystrophies are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue.
During this week the Muscular Dystrophy Association is running its Bow Tie Appeal. The MDA aims to provide New Zealanders living with neuromuscular conditions personal support and information, and to advocate, influence and promote equality of opportunity.
The MDA relies on donations in order to fund the vital support and specialist information we provide to people living with neuromuscular conditions, without it we couldn’t be there for our members.
For more information or to get involved visit our website www.mda.org.nz