Media

MDA documentary on ABC 7.30 Report

The ABC recently spent time with MDA founder and ambassador, Boris M Struk, and his family documenting his achievements since setting up Australia’s first muscular dystrophy support organisation over 30 years ago. It is with great pride that we share with you this powerful story, now available on ABC iView and which starts at the [...]

Life Membership bestowed on Boris M Struk

Life Membership bestowed on Boris M Struk Pitcher Partners recently hosted a function to honour Boris M Struk’s illustrious contribution to muscular dystrophy as founder and recently retired inaugural Executive Director of Muscular Dystrophy Australia. Prof Andrew Kornberg with Boris M Struk Bill Schlink, President of Committee Management, MDA, spoke of Boris’ commitment at the retirement [...]

MDA CSR Community Engagement Program 2019-2020

THRIVING TOGETHER - to Engage + Connect in a meaningful way Partnering with Muscular Dystrophy Australia offers your business a tremendous way to show your stakeholders, staff, customers and prospects that you are supporting communities across Australia, by giving to people living with life-limiting or debilitating conditions support, quality of life and control. MDA’s annual [...]

Rotary International Radio Interview

Rotary International Radio Interview MDA Executive Director, Boris M Struk, made a guest appearance on Rotary Radio 96.5 FM and spent the hour with Bernadette Schwerdt talking Muscular Dystrophy, Rotary and a host of other subjects. With a vast audience, the radio medium provided a fantastic opportunity to communicate to the public the challenges that [...]

MDA Awards Inaugural Research Fellowship

Dr Chantal Coles & Boris M Struk The Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and the Muscular Dystrophy Australia (MDA) are delighted to establish the inaugural MDA Research Fellowship, to be awarded to Dr Chantal Coles for 2019. Chantal began her research career in the primary industries, completing a PhD focusing on muscle and fat in [...]

Response to ‘fines for life-support power cuts’

Response to ‘fines for life-support power cuts’ Headlines such as “Fines for life-support power cuts” (The Age, 23/1) make me shudder. My son has Duchenne, the severest form of muscular dystrophy, and relies on a ventilator to stay alive. Over recent years, several people with muscular dystrophy have lost their lives to mis-managed power outages. [...]

World-first Christmas campaign gives children a reason to smile

A partnership between young children living with the devastating disorder Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and a group of engineers at Monash University has resulted in a world-first Christmas campaign – complete with environmentally-friendly 3D Christmas decorations. Little Miracles