MUSCLING UP FOR ‘MND’

Show­ing their grit to beat MND

Maroochy Weekly - - FRONT PAGE - Jor­gia White jor­gia.white@sc­news.com.au

IT’S the event that is set to break records for the most peo­ple be­ing per­sonal trained in the one lo­ca­tion.

And the QAd­ver­tis­ing Ma­roochy­dore team is proudly tak­ing part in the event which dou­bles as a fundraiser for peo­ple liv­ing with Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease (MND).

Di­rec­tor of QAd­verts­ing Trevor Larkins said they de­cided to get in­volved in the ini­tia­tive when one of their clients told them about it.

“They wanted to get as

It seems ev­ery­one knows some­one who has been touched.

— Trevor Larkins

much ex­po­sure out there as pos­si­ble,” he said.

“This client has an un­cle who has MND.

“They don’t get a lot of fund­ing for re­search.”

Mus­cle Up for MND is an aware­ness and fundrais­ing cam­paign aimed at get­ting the av­er­age Aus­tralian up and ac­tive, and build­ing mus­cles for those who can’t – peo­ple liv­ing with MND.

Mr Larkins said he had also been per­son­ally touched by MND through­out his life.

“I’ve had a few peo­ple I’ve known over the years and within the foot­ball cir­cles I’ve been in­volved with who have been ef­fected,” he said.

“It seems ev­ery­one knows some­one who has been touched.”

The QAd­ver­tis­ing team said they thought they were all pretty sporty and thought they could put their fit­ness to the test for the cause.

“It’s a one hour ses­sion to try and break the record of the most peo­ple be­ing per­sonal trained in the one spot,” he said.

“In a nut­shell its 10 sta­tions around the Gabba.

“It could be 50 peo­ple or more at each sta­tion at a time.”

The cur­rent world record, which the event is at­tempt­ing to break, is 2061 peo­ple, held by iron­man Guy Leech.

To sup­port the QAd­ver­tis­ing team and their fundrais­ing en­deav­ours, send an e-mail to mwes­sel@qad­ver­tis­ing.com.au.

PHOTO: JOR­GIA WHITE

READY FOR AC­TION: Michelle Wes­sel, Trevor Larkins and Ma­ree Grif­fiths pre­par­ing for the event.

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