Lend Us Some Muscle was established in Australia in 2017 to help find a cure for Friedreich Ataxia – a progressive, neuro-muscular disease.
It was such a hit everyone wanted to join in!
It is now a global campaign with people flexing their muscle around the world to show their support and raise awareness of this rare condition.
This year, due to COVID-19, LUSM will be a little different. As a community we still want to support each other and stay strong for one another. Even if we can’t physically get together. Now, more than ever it’s important to stay healthy and connected.
So, this year through the whole month of May, we are going to Flex (at home) for FA. That’s right. Let’s lend some muscle from home! Then share the innovative ways we are exercising and flexing our muscles by posting our work-outs and physical challenges to social media using our usual hashtag #lendussomemuscle and some others including #lusm2020 #isoflex #flexforFA #fundsforFA #tag4friends #friedreichataxia #curefa Follow all the flexing on Instagram and Facebook @lend_us_some_muscle
Despite our collective focus being with this global pandemic we must remember that FA is degenerative and wont stop, no matter what is happening in the world. We need to continue to show our support for those living with FA and highlight issues our FA’ers are facing during this time of isolation.