On Sunday 1 May 2016, our team from Perth Hills Triathlon Club, the Perth Hills Tri Girls – Sharnie Gater, Piera Otness and Renee McMahon – will take part in the SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton and combine TRI FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN’T.
Their goal is simple. To raise as much money and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy WA as possible, while doing what we love most….. IM70.3 Busselton. They will take on the 1.9km ocean swim, 90.1km bike ride and 21.1km run which is a huge challenge for these inspirational women but nothing compared to the challenge faced every day by those with muscular dystrophy; their muscles waste away, they are confined to wheelchairs and put simply, are NOT ABLE to enjoy the luxury of completing a TRIATHLON.
Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular, genetic disorder which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function. There are in excess of 70 types of MD affecting more than 20,000 Australians. Currently, there is no treatment or cure for muscular dystrophy.
We urge you to take a moment out of your day to reflect on what so many of us take for granted… physical independence, choice, the ability to make our own seemingly mundane decisions every minute of the day. For those living with muscular dystrophy this choice is often lost and with it comes a reliance on other people, or equipment to undertake those daily tasks that most of us do on autopilot.
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