On the fifth day of Christmas…..the hard-working team at Save Our Sons are ready for their final fundraising event of the year on Saturday, 6 December

Posted by Malcolm Campbell on 27 November 2014

On the fifth day of Christmas…..the hard-working team at Save Our Sons are ready for their final fundraising event of the year on Saturday, 6 December 2014 “A Night Before Christmas Gala Dinner”.

The management and staff of Dooley & Associates are proud to be associated with the amazing charity SAVE OUR SONS, which is a not-for-profit organization raising funds and awareness to help find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).  DMD is a form of muscular dystrophy and is characterized by aggressive muscle degeneration.  99% of children affected are boys and the symptoms usually present themselves prior to the age of 5.  The progression of DMD leads to an inability to walk and eventual confinement to a wheelchair for the remainder of their short life.

2014 has seen another huge year of fundraising and continuing to build awareness of DMD.  As the year draws to a close, Save our Sons is almost half way towards the target of $3.5 million required to fund two human clinical trails.   Here’s an update on the charity and what the fund raising is working towards:

Founded in 2008 by Elie Eid and shortly followed by Vice President Bass Abboud, the Save Our Sons team has grown to include one full-time staff member and strategic volunteer members specialising in support areas of Legal, Accounting, Media & Marketing, Website Development, Events Management and day to day operations.

Our goal today is to raise $3.5 million to fund two human clinical trials, which have been recognised by the worlds leading medical researchers in the field of DMD that has the real potential to effect the lives of boys with DMD.

Save Our Sons hold a series of spectacular events each year, which are our main fundraising drivers. Attended by the community and a large number of celebrity supporters these events have continued to grow year on year.

Save Our Sons is extremely fortunate to have a variety of wonderful friends who lend their support to fighting DMD through awareness and ambassadorial roles.  We currently have 16 very well recognised Ambassadors who dedicate their time by attending events and actively promote the Save Our Sons cause to the community and their peers.  Ada Nicodemou joined us as our first ambassador in 2008 followed by Mark MG Geyer in 2010. Between them they have played a major role in helping the widespread awareness of Save Our Sons and DMD and ultimately the increase of celebrity support and ambassador numbers.  (http://www.saveoursons.org.au/fighting-dmd/medical-trials/ )

If you want to know more or you would like to donate, please head to the website (  http://www.saveoursons.org.au/ ) .  From humble beginnings only 7 short years ago, but with huge determination and supporters prepared to invest their time, talent and treasure, Save our Sons is on their way to help cure this indiscriminate and tragic disease.

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