To provide appropriate, researched information for adults and children with dystonia, their carers and interested health providers. To increase community awareness of the condition. To ultimately fund seminars and assist with research.
Can you run, sew or bake cakes for dystonia? If you would like to assist DNA with fundraising activities please contact us. Kerrie, Laraine & the DNA committee.
You can now create your own campaign through MyCause to raise money for the Dystonia Network of Australia Inc.
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Australian Dystonia Awareness Month 1st – 30th September 2021 Inclusive
Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. (DNA) is the National Peak Organisation for all types of Dystonia in Australia, we are pleased to announce that the Australian Dystonia Awareness Month on the Government Health Calendar for 2021 is the 1st – 30th September inclusive. For more information on Dystonia and the Awareness Month stay tuned to our Press Release and News Stories pages on our web site www.dystonia.org.au or you can Email us mailto:email@example.com if you would like to take part or have any Fundraising or Awareness ideas, we would love to hear from you.
Many thanks & warm Regards, Kerrie & Laraine.
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2019 Free Charity Announcement
fundraising has been very difficult over the last fifteen months as it has been for all charities and Not For Profit organisations. So, we are asking our members, their families and friends to dig deep and take part in a raffle with the attached canvas, “Mountain Top to the Valley Floor” as the prize. The photograph doesn’t do this painting justice. The painting is from one of our own members, Linda Quimby, who is an artist from NSW. You can google some of Linda’s other work or search for her on Facebook.
The dimensions of the painting are 66cms square.
The tickets are $5 each and you can pay by electronic transfer into the Bendigo Account as follows:
Account Name: Dystonia Network of Australia Inc.
Account number: 163138233
or by going into the DNA website, www.dystonia.org.au
and paying by credit card or PayPal as a donation.
Using either of these options, please ensure you write raffle and your name so we can send you the tickets.
We will draw the raffle on 30 June via zoom and a general invitation will be sent out.
Thanking you all in advance.
Kerrie, Laraine & the DNA Committee
ABC Health Report on Dystonia
Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. (DNA) is thrilled to announce as part of the Dystonia Awareness week the segment on the ABC Health Report on Dystonia is now playing. DNA members Robyn and Paul are the patients who are telling their Dystonia stories and our DNA Advisory Board Members Associate Professor Victor Fung MDS Neurologist spoke on Botox and its effective treatment of Dystonia and how it works by altering messages from the brain, Doctor Stephen Tisch MDS Neurologist spoke about Movement Disorders and what they are, he also spoke on new MRI called a DTI which can show Dystonia the gapes in gene research, and how patients with the gene can sometimes have no symptoms and others without the gene can have the symptoms and finally how therapies are sometimes ahead of understanding conditions and Dr Lynley Bradnam Professor of Physiotherapy (NZ) spoke about Dystonia and what it is and different types of the condition also DBS surgery and how in the early days it was thought it was a hysterical condition and advances in imagery Here is the ABC link:
With Permission of James Bullen
Producer, Health Report, ABC Radio National Sydney, Australia
DNA Benefit Night:
Inaugural Benefit Night at Terranova Bar & Restaurant
1647 The Horsely drive, Horsely Park NSW 2175
Thursday 28th April 2016
The Auction & Benefit Night on 28 April 2016 at Terranova Bar & Restaurant was a great suc-cess. Around 200 people attended, all with the intention of enjoying the atmosphere, the won-derful food and drinks and generously giving to a great cause. DNA cleared $16,000 from the event. Many Thanks to our hosts and also to those of our members who donated to the night and those who gave auction items.
We would like to acknowledge the people from DNA who donated to the success of the night in various ways:
Our thanks go to Marina McShannon, Phil Mangan, Leah Ding, Jacqui Sutton and Eric Williams. The main sponsors for the evening will be posted on the website soon.
Fundraising for 2015
1. Trivia Night, Springwood Country Club, Springwood, Blue Mountains, NSW Saturday 25th July Download Trivia Night Flyer
On behalf of myself, Laraine and the DNA committee, we wish to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported us and took part in our Inaugural Dystonia Awareness Campaign and Fundraiser. We have been overwhelmed with everyone’s generous donations of money and prizes. It was an absolutely fantastic night with around 100 people attending the trivia night. It was really wonderful to see all of our families and friends gathering together to support Dystonia!! After all our expenses we raised the amazing amount of $3,500.00 which will go towards the reprinting of our brochures so we can start delivering them to all the Botox Clinics, MDS Neurologists and Hospitals in Australia as well as providing new members with their packages.
2. City to Surf, August. It is a fantastic sunny day for the City2Surf I wish Laraine , Ann, Claire and Candy a Wonderful Day for our Dystonia Awareness and Fundraising see you at the end!!!!
Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. (DNA) is the National Peak Body for All Types of Dystonia.
Dystonia Network of Australia Inc. is a member of the newly formed Australian Patient Organisation Network (APON) in May 2019 which has been formed to support the Australian Not-For-Profit Health Charities sector.
We are registered with the Centre for Community – Driven Research (CCDR) & the lnternational Centre for Community – Driven Research. (ICCDR)
Registered Charity ABN: 66 348 949 649 and Charitable Fundraising No: CNF/23669 with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status 2014, and a Medical and Multidisciplinary Advisory Board.