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Community Event: Row a K for MSA

8848 Strength and Conditioning, 210 Bluff Road, Sandringham VIC 3191 (map)

Fri 18th Aug 2017, 6:30pm to 9:30pm (3 hours)

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a devastating neurological disorder that causes the continuous loss of nerve cells and shrinkage of brain cells that control movement, balance and the unconscious automatic functions of the body.

MSA is a form of Atypical Parkinsonism where there are only an estimated 2500 sufferers in Australia.

Renowned Australian Sports Physiotherapist, Ian Macindoe, was living a very active and healthy life with his wife Jacky and their two young daughters, and was working for his beloved AFL team, the Richmond Football Club. However, in late 2008 he was diagnosed with MSA, with a prognosis of less than ten years, and suddenly his life was turned upside down.

Over the past two years, it has been Ian’s desire to create a short documentary series from his first hand experience to provide an insight into what it’s like living with a degenerative disease that is so rare and unknown. This fundraiser will officially launch the documentary which will be used to educate others and provide a personal perspective of the challenges of MSA.

It will also provide the opportunity to participate in one of Ian’s favourite activities - to “Row a ‘K’ for MSA” and seek some additional funds through sponsorships by family, friends and work mates.

All profits from the night (entry donation, food, drinks, raffle, sponsorships) will go to Parkinson’s Victoria to support research into MSA, this devastating disease that at this point has no known cause or cure. Tax-deductible receipts are available for all donations.

Come along and help us find a cure for MSA!

Date:

Friday 18 August 

Time:

6.30pm

Address:

8848 Strength and Conditioning, 210 Bluff Road, Sandringham 

Free to attend but registration required:

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=298263

 

For more information please call us on (03) 8809 0400 or email info@parkinsons-vic.org.au

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