I’m bursting with pride at the incredible amount of money our Babyology community has helped raised for this very worthy cause – click through to see what you’ve helped achieve!
Throughout the month of September we asked you to spread the word and help raise awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy – a genetic disease which causes progressive deterioration of motor neurons in the spinal cord that’s the leading genetic killer of infants under the age of two. By encouraging your friends to like the Babyology Facebook page, you’ve helped us raise an incredible $4623.60. This money will be put towards vital research, which is creeping ever closer to finding a cure. You all deserve our very sincere thanks for contributing to our largest ever charity donation, and for bringing a cure to SMA a step closer.
We introduced you to the Mackay family, who lost their precious baby daughter Taylin (pictured above, left) to SMA, in our original post on the SMA September charity drive. Mum Lee could barely contain her excitement when we let her know just how much we had raised. Here is her heartfelt thank you to the Babyology community.
Thank you to everyone who liked and shared the Babyology Facebook page, it shows how powerful the SMA community and Facebook is. This amazing total will make such a difference, going towards research to help find a cure for SMA, so that other families don’t have to go through what we did and do every day. We are so proud and honoured that our little Taylin’s legacy is helping this amazing Association and cause. Keeping her memory alive is everything to us. Thank you with all our hearts, it means the absolute world to us, Lee, Jase, Kyla, Link & Arly Mackay (and Taylin watching over us).
Giving back to the community is a huge part of what we do at Babyology. Over the past few months, our charity drives have raised thousands of dollars for MS Research Australia, HeartKids Australia, The Smith Family, (Bugaboo)RED‘s HIV charity, and we’ve donated funds to help send Harris to the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre.