DigiGround was very proud to be a part of FSHD Global Research Foundation’s 10th Annual Sydney Chocolate Ball on the 15th of June. It was a fabulous night of entertainment and chocolate-inspired food, and it was inspiring to see so many people come together to help change the lives of others for the better. The fundraising event is held every year to help fund vital search into facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), a muscle-wasting medical condition that affects the lives of over 3,000 Australians.
FSHD Global held their annual Chocolate Ball last Saturday to help raise fund global medical research, education and collaboration to improve the quality of life and find a cure for FSHD. FSHD is an aggressive genetic disease that causes muscles to weaken and waste. Symptoms usually begin showing during childhood and puberty, but in some cases, symptoms may not appear for years. The damage to the body is irreversible and there’s no cure or treatment currently available. That is why Natalie Moss, founding director of FSHD Global, started the foundation to raise funds for medical research into treatments and ultimately a cure.
The 2019 Chocolate Ball was a great success, with FSHD Global ending the night with almost $1.3m raised in donations. This amount can be tracked in their FSHD Find the Cure app, which shows exactly which medical research grant the donation has funded. FSHD Global is all about clear communication, transparency and consistency. You can track real-time milestones, the latest developments in research and follow the research projects the Foundation has contributed to.
This is an important cause that we’re honored to continue to support. DigiGround is a proud FSHD Global partner, providing ongoing services through our DigiCare program. You can learn more about FSHD Global and their mission by visiting their website or viewing our DigiGround Community members.