Friday, May 18, 2012

The Red Gloves Campaign

Red Gloves Campaign
The Red Glove Campaign is a photographic project aimed at raising awareness about Muscular Dystrophy and educating the public about the importance of raising funds to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s ultimate mission: finding a cure.
Today, there are over 50,000 Canadians living with Muscular Dystrophy and that number continues to grow. Muscular Dystrophy is an umbrella Term used to describe a wide range of neuromuscular disorders that cause progressive weakening and wasting of the voluntary muscles. Some forms of Muscular Dystrophy can be mild, while other forms are aggressive and fatal.
The Red Gloves Campaign was an idea first introduced by Christina Massad. She’s one of the 50,000+ Canadians who have Muscular Dystrophy. Despite having been an active child, Christina was diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 13. Although it took her most of her high school years to understand and accept her disease, Christina has grown to become an advocate for Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) and is the Chairperson of the annual York Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a nation-wide signature event for MDC and has helped to raise money to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission. And while the funds raised are making an impact, a cure has yet to be found. The main objective of the Red Gloves Campaign is to promote the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy in hopes of reaching more Canadians who have yet to lend their support to the cause.
Firefighter's joining the fight
Much like a boxer’s duty is to fight, the Red Gloves Campaign believes that it is our duty to enter the ring and fight too. Canadians with Muscular Dystrophy are fighting a weakness; they’re fighting a disease so strong that it can only be defeated with a cure; they’re fighting to raise enough funds with the hope that only day all neuromuscular disorders with have a cure. But fighting our worst enemy is no easy task. The Red Gloves Campaign needs your help and support to fight this monster so that no one else gets forced in to a ring with an opponent as powerful as Muscular Dystrophy.

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1 comment:

  1. I am all for this campaign so will be in the red gloves groove.