Su­per fo­cus on dis­or­der

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

JELLYBEANS Child­care Como was swarm­ing with su­per­heroes last week to raise aware­ness and funds for Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy Aus­tralia.

The 2015 Su­per­hero Day saw the caped cru­saders dressed up and ready to help in the fight against mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy, a ge­netic dis­or­der that re­sults in the pro­gres­sive de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of mus­cle strength and func­tion.

Cen­tre di­rec­tor Jenna Lee Mar­riott said the cen­tre was on a mis­sion to help bring more in­for­ma­tion and ac­knowl­edge­ment of the dis­or­der to light.

“This cause plays a big part in all our hearts here at Como, as we know chil­dren who are af­fected and it’s some­thing no per­son or fam­ily should have to go through,” she said.

“We raised $150 on the day but for us it’s about rais­ing aware­ness; the funds raised are just a bonus.”

Ac­cord­ing to Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy Foun­da­tion Aus­tralia, the dis­or­der af­fects ap­prox­i­mately 100 in 100,000 peo­ple.

Jellybeans staff and chil­dren got into the spirit.

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