Gillin Boys Foundation co-founder Christopher Gillin is incredibly grateful to community members who are helping him in his bid to find a cure for muscular dystrophy.
The foundation recently donated $40,000 to the Royal Children's Hospital neuromuscular clinic.
"I'm extremely proud of what we as a foundation have been able to achieve with this donation," Mr Gillin said.
"Moments like this are exactly why my late brother Aaron and I started our awareness and fundraising campaign.
"I would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support of our fight for a cure."
Mr Gillin, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, said he knew many people who had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The last few years it's been difficult to hold fundraisers, however we are very lucky to have amazing support from our community whether that be by purchasing merchandise, general donations, attending fund-raisers when we could hold them," he said.
"We also have support from our fantastic sponsors."
Mr Gillin said he was looking forward to the foundation's telethon, which will be live-streamed on the Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Warrnambool Facebook page from 7pm on Friday, June 24.
"It will be headlined by Diesel, Kasey Chambers and Russell Morris," Mr Gillin said.
He said his health was good, but it had been a difficult couple of years due to the pandemic.
"It's been tough staying home most of the time, but I'm healthy, which is important," Mr Gillin said.
"It just gives me more time to focus on our fight for a cure."
The Royal Children's Hospital neuromuscular clinic is a one-stop-shop where patients with conditions like muscular dystrophy can receive the specialist care they need.
It is the largest and most advanced paediatric neuromuscular clinic in Australia.
The Gillin Boys Foundation Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Warrnambool Inc was established in February, 2020.
It was formed to allow Mr Gillin carry on the work he started with his late brother.
They vowed to help find a cure for the disease.
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