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A new message from the MDA Executive Director Boris M Struk

We are already half way through 2014, where has this year gone?

I know like for many of you the days and weeks seem to slip by and all of a sudden I’m shocked by the fact we are now closer to this year’s Christmas than last Christmas.

Over the past year I have had the privilege of being the 79th President of the Rotary Club of Essendon, a role which was both challenging and rewarding. My presidency has just ended and I am thankful for the experience. I also thank the club for their support as they made a donation to Muscular Dystrophy Australia of $6,000 to help with the building of a meeting room on the second level of our Head Office. A highlight of my term was visiting Myanmar on official duties with other Rotarians in April.

During the trip we visited The Eden Centre (very similar to MDA’s Futures Program) for children with disabilities, a few of which had Muscular Dystrophy... [CONTINUES]

To read the full post click on the 'Read more' link...

(01 August 2014)Read more...


2014 National Superhero Week Media Coverage

2014 National Superhero Week received an amazing amount of media coverage from television appearances on Channel Nine's Today Show and Channel Nine News, to masses of regional and metro newspaper articles including a feature in the Herald Sun newspaper, as well as radio coverage.

You can view all event media on the Superhero Day for MD Facebook page by clicking here or on the ‘Read more’ link.

Some of the notable media coverage is listed below:

(08 September 2014)Read more...

 

National launch of Superhero Week featured on Channel Nine News

The national launch of Superhero Week was featured in a short clip on the Channel Nine News presented by Peter Hitchener yesterday 3 September 2014 .

You can watch the video here or click on the 'Read more' link... 

(04 September 2014)Read more...

Superhero Day on Channel Nine’s Today Show with Karl Stefanovic

Boris M Struk, Executive Director Muscular Dystrophy Australia interviewed about Superhero Day for MD with Channel Nine's Today Show.

You can view the video here or click on the 'Read more' link below...

(01 September 2014)Read more...

MEDIA ALERT: MDA on Channel 9’s Today Show Mon 1 Sept 7.50am

In very exciting news, MDA would like to announce that our Executive Director Boris M Struk has been scheduled to be interviewed in a live cross from a school celebrating Superhero Day for MD with Channel Nine's Today Show on Monday morning 1 September 2014.

Boris will be chatting to Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson via video link on the first day of 2014 National Superhero Week.

Date: Monday 1 September 2014

Time: Approximately 7.50am

Where: On Channel Nine's Today Show

About: 2014 National Superhero Week

Tune in and make sure to catch the interview live! We will also be posting a link to the segment once we obtain it.

(29 August 2014)Read more...

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER TO HOST A SUPERHERO DAY!

It’s not too late to register! We are still accepting registrations for Superhero Day for MD.

The publicised closing date has now been reached but we are still welcoming all late registrations.

As soon as you register you receive all information via email so you can start planning your event immediately and a hard copy kit will be posted within 3-5 days. You can also still order capes as long as you leave 5 business days for them to be posted to you.

For more information call MDA on (03) 9320 9555.

To download the Registration Form or Cape Order Form visit the event website at: www.superherodaymd.com

(22 August 2014)Read more...

Media Release

More than 20,000 participating in National Superhero Week

The second annual National Superhero Week for Muscular Dystrophy being held in the first week of September (1-5 Sept 2014) has already doubled its predicted participation from last year and is taking the country by storm with more than 20,000 people involved.

“Registrations for this year’s National Superhero Week have already far exceeded our expectations with all types of organisations and schools set to host the event; from schools with 1,500 students to stores of national companies such as Hairhouse Warehouse, Telstra, Masters and more taking part,” said Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s Executive Director Boris M Struk.

“We have every state and territory across the country on board for the event from childcare centres in rural Western Australia to several Telstra stores in New South Wales, and everywhere in between. Raine & Horne Real Estate in Darwin is in fact hosting a week-long Superhero waterfront event,” said Mr Struk...[CONTINUES]

To download the full Media Release click on the 'Read more' link...

(14 August 2014)Read more...

Article: MDA ED nominated for Australian of the Year

FOR more than three decades Boris Struk has pooled all his resources into finding a cure for muscular ­dystrophy.

His son Ryan, 34, was diagnosed with the condition at age three, with doctors telling the family he wouldn’t live past 14.

Determined to find answers, the Greenvale man founded Muscular Dystrophy Australia (MDA), an organisation that has since raised about $43 million for research and support services.

“At first it was to try and change the course of the diagnosis and that was to find a treatment or cure for MD that we might benefit from,” Mr Struk said... [CONTINUES]

To read the full article click on the 'Read more' link...

(11 August 2014)Read more...

Media Release

Local charity hero nominated for Australian of the Year Award

Muscular Dystrophy Australia’s (MDA) Executive Director, Boris M Struk, has been nominated for both the 2015 Australian of the Year Award and the 2015 Australia’s Local Hero Award.

“It is a true honour to be nominated for both of these awards and I would like to thank the local community for supporting me in this acknowledgement of my work in founding MDA,” said Mr Struk.

In an early show of recognition for Boris, the Australian of the Year Awards profiled his nomination on their social media page which led the way for an outpouring of support from hundreds of people across the country.

Boris has been nominated for the two aforementioned awards out of the total four awards, with the other two remaining categories being the 2015 Young Australian of the Year and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year... [CONTINUES]

To download the full Media Release click on the 'Read more' link...

(05 August 2014)Read more...

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MDA Executive Director nominated for Australian of the Year Award

MDA Executive Director Boris M Struk has been nominated for two awards: Australia's Local Hero and Australian of the Year for 2015.

The Awards have chosen to feature Boris' nominations on their Facebook page (click here to view) and in their national e-newsletter which you can view by clicking on the ‘Read more’ link.

The team at Muscular Dystrophy Australia would like to congratulate MDA Executive Director Boris M Struk on his nominations.

Well done Boris and good luck with the awards!

(23 July 2014)Read more...

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