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“I have to take a variety of medications each month for my many conditions, so having the cost reduced will be a Godsend. Organisations like MSK, who fly the flag for people like me, help me realise I’m not alone and give me hope for improvements.”

From a member of the MSK family after hearing about our success in lobbying for price reductions in medication.

No one wants to feel unheard…especially when they’re in pain.

Your Christmas gift today can help us advocate for crucial change to improve the lives of people suffering from chronic pain.

Living every day with chronic pain can be agonising – and there’s nothing worse than feeling like no one cares.

This is why Musculoskeletal Australia not only provides resources to help people effectively manage their condition, but we also advocate for people with these conditions.

The reason we know what’s important to people living with musculoskeletal conditions is simple – because we ask. Whether it’s someone responding to our consumer survey, or calling our free Help Line, our team listens carefully and takes note of everything, so nothing falls through the cracks. Every year, we put together a list of essential issues brought to our attention for urgent advocacy at a local or national level.

We will do everything in our power to make the voices of people we support heard. But as you can imagine, it takes an enormous amount of time, resources, expertise and relationship building to make advocacy successful. It’s an around-the-clock job for our small team at MSK. And that’s why I need your support today.

 I need to raise $90,000 by 1st January, so we have enough funding to hit the ground running to bring about change as quickly as possible in the New Year.

Already, our generous community of supporters are helping us speak on behalf of people living with conditions like back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, fibromyalgia, and lupus.

In the past year, they have supported our advocacy efforts to improve key areas, such as the care provided to children with juvenile arthritis and their families.

“Being a parent of a child with juvenile arthritis, I was so happy when MSK told me they were making a submission to a parliamentary inquiry and asked me what I felt was missing in Australian services for children like mine.”

 We’ve been able to solve issues causing delays for people with musculoskeletal conditions obtaining their prescribed medications.

“No longer having to wait so long for my medication has taken a lot of stress off my shoulders.”

These are just a few examples of crucial progress made possible by our supporters – but there is still so much more to do!

Your generosity today will help us continue the fight for change in critical areas, such as:

  • making the cost of health care more affordable for people living every day with the relentless and debilitating pain of musculoskeletal conditions
  • continuing to make Telehealth available, especially for people living in rural areas with musculoskeletal conditions who are experiencing anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges.

…And so many more important issues in need of improvement.

Please give as soon as you can.

Thank you for your vital support.

Rob Anderson
CEO – Musculoskeletal Australia

If you would prefer to make your donation in person, please call us on 03 8531 8011, or via Direct Deposit BSB 083 004 A/C No: 331 329 521 quoting your first and last name as reference.

Thank you!

All donations over $2 are tax deductible. If funds raised exceed the amount required for this project, Musculoskeletal Australia will direct them to the next greatest area of need.

Musculoskeletal Australia (or MSK) is the consumer organisation working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, gout and over 150 other musculoskeletal conditions.

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