Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017

Muscular Dystrophy NSW 

Participating in The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017 on Sunday 17th September 2017
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About Muscular Dystrophy NSW

Our vision is to improve the quality of life for all people living with a neuromuscular condition.

The heart of Muscular Dystrophy NSW is the people, whether they are those with a neuromuscular condition, or their families and carers.

Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular, genetic disorder which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function. The most common form in childhood is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which can see a young boy using a manual wheelchair by the age of 8, and being completely dependent on an electric one by his early teens. Life expectancy for this disorder is usually only until early adulthood.
 
There are many other types of neuromuscular disorders, affecting people of all ages. While most forms of muscular dystrophy occur in babies or children, some others appear in late adolescence or adulthood. The incidence of persons with a neuromuscular disorder is estimated to be 100 per 100,000 head of population. It is estimated that there are more than 20,000 people in Australia who have some form of neuromuscular disease.
 
Researchers and doctors are learning more about the causes of muscular dystrophy and various treatments are being trialled to stop the progression of the disease. Nonetheless, through early diagnosis, proper therapy and support an increased quality of life is possible.

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About Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017

The 2017 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an iconic event with a spectacular course that includes a run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a finish at the Opera House. The festival will be held on September 17, 2017 and features a marathon, half marathon, bridge run and a family fun run - so there is something for everyone. 35,000 runners are expected to participate in 2017.

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