Save our Sons is a charity organisation dedicated to raising awareness and much-needed funding to help find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD is a severe type of Muscular Dystrophy that presents itself around the age of four years and worsens quickly leaving most boys unable to walk by the age of 12 years. DMD is a genetic disorder characterized by muscle weakness and degeneration. Duchenne affects one in 3,500 young boys and is the number one genetic killer worldwide of our young boys.
Elie Eid founded ‘Save our Sons’ in 2008 after his own son Emilio ‘Eid’s diagnosis.
“When Emilio was diagnosed I had to save him, it’s just a fathers instinct to fight, to protect the family”
On Saturday the 23rd March the ‘Save our Sons’ Melbourne Gala took place at Crowns Palladium Ballroom presented by National partner Chemist Warehouse and hosted by Fox FM’s Fifi Box and Brendan Fevola.
The event was executed to the theme ‘The Greatest Showman’ with guests enjoying a musical extravaganza that was colourful and took us to the magical world of Circus and Stage Shows. Performers included Michael Cormick along with the Ten Tenors and our Melbourne favourite Josh Piterman.
Southern Beat Productions created the event show-stopping opener and performances throughout the evening to match ‘The Greatest Showman’ circus theme and also bringing a live cross to the one and only Hugh Jackman.
Tim Gilbert former ‘Today Show’ presenter was the auctioneer for the evening bringing in over 500K in donations, let’s just say the pressure was on and the bidding was high, Tim was out to raise as much money as he possibly could for our young boys.
The night paid tribute to our boys first and foremost with some videography that was truly heart wrenching at times, not only for the boys but for the families who continue to live through the challenges day in and day out. To our volunteers who work tirelessly may we continue to fight for a cure and we thank you.
Thanks to AMPR
Photography Sam Tabone