If there’s one thing Gold Coaster’s know, it’s how to flex some serious muscle on our golden beaches… This Saturday, however, it’s going to be for a great cause.
Gold Coast local Samantha Dwyer is holding a unique fundraising event to raise money for a cure, having been diagnosed with a life-threatening neuromuscular condition called Friedreich Ataxia.
The event, Lend Us Some Muscle (LUSM), will see Gold Coast residents donning fake LUSM tattoos and flexing their muscles during a 30-minute circuit workout to raise much-needed funds and awareness for Friedreich Ataxia Research Alliance.
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Friedreich Ataxia is a debilitating condition affecting not just 300 Australians, but also both 26-year-old Samantha Dwyer and her sister, Jamie-Lee, 27.
Samantha said the money raised from the event will be used by fara to help fund the first clinical gene therapy trials in Australia, which is a huge step towards curing Friedreich Ataxia.
“A cure for Friedreich Ataxia would mean that my sister and I could live our lives the way 20-something-year-olds are meant to.
“It would mean that the 7 year-old boy who has just been diagnosed will never deteriorate to the point where he has to use a wheelchair full-time.”
Lend Us Some Muscle is taking place at Kurrawa Beach, Broadbeach Boulevard at 9am this Saturday, 19th May.