MEDIA RELEASE: Big names out in force for worthy cause

Media release

More than 65 of Australia’s biggest names will walk the red carpet this weekend in support of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Research at Play For A Cure – Casino Royale.

Ada Nicodemou and the cast of Home and Away, Amanda Keller, Anthony Minichiello, world boxing champions Jeff Fenech & Anthony Mundine (pictured left with Mark Bouris) , Brett Stewart, Sam Burgess, Mikey Robbins, The Triple M Grill Team, Greg Inglis, Justice Crew and a host of other celebrity names will come together this Saturday (May 11) at Australian Technology Park to support an organisation close to their hearts.

Save Our Sons is a charitable organisation, founded by Inner West train driver and father Elie Eid after his Emilio was diagnosed with DMD.

DMD is a severe muscle-wasting condition with a 100 per cent mortality rate. It affects 1 in 3500 children and 99 per cent are boys. Once diagnosed, most children are confined to a wheelchair by age 12 and seldom outlive their late teens. There is no cure and no child has ever survived.

Save Our Sons raises desperately needed funding for clinical trials to find a cure for DMD. Since its inception in 2008, Save Our Sons has raised more than $1 million for research and is fortunate enough to have one of the largest celebrity support networks in the country.

Play For A Cure – Casino Royale is a charity fundraising event like no other, with all the glitz and glamour of a Monte Carlo casino. The night will feature a special performance by Justice Crew, along with simultaneous poker tournaments (including a $250 buy-in event with a WSOP Main Event seat up for grabs and a Celebrity Corporate Teams Poker Challenge), full casino area, numerous bars, fresh food stations and entertainment.

Hosted by 2005 WSOP champion Joe Hachem, Play For A Cure – Casino Royale is unrivalled when it comes to celebrity attendance and glamour. To secure your tickets call the office on (02) 9550 9409 or email

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