Burnie shines a light for muscular dystrophy

Two iconic Burnie buildings will be bathed in red light on Wednesday night, to help shine a light on muscular dystrophy.

The Burnie City Council City Offices in Wilson Street and the Makers’ Workshop building will be lit up as part of World Duchenne Awareness Day (Wednesday 7 September), Duchenne being the most common and life-limiting form of muscular dystrophy.

One in 3,500 newborn boys in the world is affected by the rare and fatal disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “The theme of this year’s World Duchenne Awareness Day (WDAD) is early diagnosis and as with any major disease, early diagnosis for muscular dystrophy is extremely important.”

“Burnie City Council is proud to join 40 other sites around the country in raising awareness of the importance of early diagnosis for muscular dystrophy. Red is the recognised colour of World Duchenne Awareness Day, so our city offices will be shining brightly on Wednesday night, and I believe the Makers Workshop will be projecting the WDAD logo on their building.”

For more information about World Duchenne Awareness Day visit www.worldduchenneday.org

 

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net