True Blue Aussies
Over the last few weeks the McGrath Family have been hard at work holding events in the name of Pulmonary Hypertension. Their mission was to collect as many Lip Imprints a possible. In their own words here’s a snap shot they’ve been up to.
“Our first event kicked off with an ambitious goal of getting 500 people together to participate in a Zumba dance class in the name of Pulmonary Hypertension. We didn’t quite get to our goal however amazingly some 300 people came out in support of the event on a sunny Saturday morning. It was a great chance to raise awareness and also celebrate the short but full life of young Alex McGrath and boy who loved to groove. Thankyou to the YMCA Redland Bay, the Zumba instructors for giving up their time and the many people who supported by attending, puckering up and dancing on the big day.
Collecting of lip imprints has continued across various community groups and work locations. Alex’s primary school St Rita’s showed their support in his memory getting students, teachers and support staff to pucker up.
The dedicated Nurses and Doctors that work out of the Brisbane Mater Children’s Hospital Respiratory Unit and Children’s Wards take a moment out of their busy day to get involved in puckering up in support of the world record effort.
Finally some one hundred (100) people from the team at the Woolworths Limited Distribution Centre lend their lips and have a lot of fun in the process. Don’t worry guys its just zink.
We would like to thank everyone who has taken time to support, encourage and of course lend his or her lips for this wonderful cause. This has certainly been a positive and rewarding way to raise awareness and honour our “Little Man”.