SRDC Step out for Children raising money for Mitochondrial Disease Diagnostic Tests

26 Aug

The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children will be hosting “Step out for Children” to fund Mitochondrial Disease Diagnostic Tests on 24th September, 2017. A treasure hunt is held along the 1.5 km route in Waterfront Park when a carnival will be organized at Ocean View Court in The Arcade. There will be fun games related to mitochondrial disease.

What are Mitochondrial disorders?
Mitochondrial disease is an inherited chronic illness that can be present at birth or develop later in life. It causes debilitating physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities with symptoms including poor growth; loss of muscle coordination; muscle weakness and pain; seizures; vision and/or hearing loss; gastrointestinal issues; learning disabilities; and organ failure. It is estimated that 1 in 4,000 people has Mito. It’s progressive and there is no cure. – MitoAction

Details: Treasure Hunt along the 1.5 km route in Waterfront Park with carnival inside The Arcade
First 800 participants will receive a gift bag
Participant Certificate will be provided

Date: Sunday, 24 September 2017

Time: 10am – 4pm

Place: Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport

Price: Minimum donation of $250 per participant

For more information and to enroll, please visit their website

About The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC): The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC) was established in 1953, with the mission to provide medical, surgical, rehabilitation and educational services to disabled children in Hong Kong. The Society, using funds generated by the generosity of the community, established a convalescent home in Sandy Bay in 1955 for children stricken with skeletal tuberculosis. The home initially had only 50 beds but was subsequently expanded in stages to become the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay (DKCH) in 1968 and was in the frontline fighting against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis and spinal deformities. The Hospital subsequently became internationally recognized for this work and remains a training center for surgeons and health workers from around the world.

The Society was responsible for the running cost of the Home and Hospital and ran the institutions on a day-to-day basis until 1991 when the Hong Kong Hospital Authority took over management of all public hospitals in Hong Kong. Despite the change in management, the Society still has a significant influence in the running of the Hospital and has continued to support the Hospital with specific needs or in emerging areas of child health that are not readily available in the public health care system. They have also expanded into other areas of medical social concerns that fulfill the mission of the Society.

Currently, the Society is continuously supporting the following:
* Equipment purchase or upgrade at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay
* The Kids on the Block Puppet Troupe
* Doctor Fellowship Program – Overseas Orthopaedic Surgeons
* China Patient Project
* Implant Sponsorship
* Others, e.g. clinical research at HKU

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