Manly great Steve Menzies has always enjoyed a challenge and it was no exception on Monday after pounding the Northern Beaches footpaths in the name of charity.
‘Beaver’ joined plenty of families, friends, and volunteers from the ‘Save Our Sons’ Foundation in a 21.4km charity walk from Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, to Lottoland – the home ground of the Sea Eagles.
Founded by Elie and Nancy Eid in 2008 after their son was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), the main focus for Save Our Sons is finding a cure for Duchenne by funding clinical trials of new drugs.
Through funding research, improving care and raising awareness, Save Our Sons is about making a difference in the lives of every boy, young man and rare girl living with Duchenne and enable sufferers to live a life with meaning, dignity and comfort.
The charity walk, which took in the home grounds of the NRL clubs in Sydney over a week, was about promoting awareness of Duchenne and raising funds to assist those families impacted by the disease.
Bass Abboud, Head of Sponsorship and Fundraising Engagements, said the walk meant plenty to so many people.
“We are walking for the ones who can’t walk anymore. These young boys love the game of rugby league and they can’t play, so we decided to take them to the game they love,’’ he said.
“It was great to have Steve Menzies with us. He is a proud ambassador of ‘Save Our Sons’ and an absolute ornament to the game.
“We also can’t thank the Sea Eagles enough for being involved in our charity walk and allowing us to finish one of the legs of the walk at their home ground.”
Menzies said it was an honour to do the walk.
“This is an amazing charity. They have raised nearly $600,000 for this walk,’’ Menzies said.
“I am so proud to be involved with Save Our Sons. They are very passionate about what they do and raising funds and awareness into Duchenne. It is just so inspiring.”