Boxing Legend calls for Community Support in the Fight against Muscular Dystrophy

Former boxing legend Barry Michael will make an exclusive appearance at the MDA Friend Raising Evening at the Crown Entertainment Complex on Wednesday 20th June. The event is being held to support the MDA and raise awareness of this devastating, muscle destroying disorder which affects one in every 1000 Australians.

Barry faces his toughest battle yet, as he enlists the help of business, corporate and community leaders from across the region, to join the fight against muscular dystrophy. He even has a surprise in store for one lucky person – let’s just hope they have a strong left hook!

As well as learning more about muscular dystrophy and the groundbreaking work of MDA, guests will experience a night to remember with live entertainment provided by the Andy Grant Duo Band, a silent auction and an array of prizes including ‘a grueling hour in the ring with Barry’ generously donated by the boxing legend himself!

Commenting on the importance of engaging with the community, Barry Michael said:-
“In order to make this evening a success and raise the profile of muscular dystrophy we need the support of the whole community. If there are any CEO’s or Managing Directors out there who think they are tough enough to face me in the ring, then contact MDA and put your money where your mouth is!”

MDA Executive Director, Boris M Struk, is confident the event will pack a punch, he said:-
“With more than 30,000 people in Australia affected by muscular dystrophy it’s vital that we continue raising awareness of this disorder, which is so often overlooked. What better way to do this than by holding an event to bring together key members of the community and boxing legend Barry Michael to join in the fight.”

This event is by invitation only, but spaces are available to any business, corporate or community leader from across the region who may be interested in attending this event and supporting the MDA. To book a place contact or ‘phone the MDA on 03 9320 9555.