MEDIA RELEASE 13 August 2009
BBX gives support to FSHD Global Research Foundation golf tournament
Trade exchange BBX has recently added its support to the Australian
not-for-profit organisation FSHD Global Research Foundation that is dedicated to
finding a treatment and cure for a form of muscular dystrophy called
Facio-Scapulo-Humeral Dystrophy (FSHD).
As part of its fundraising, the Foundation is holding a series of golf days at
the Killara Golf Course in Sydney. To date, the tournament has raised $50,000
and 100 per cent of this will go towards medical research for FSHD, with two
more golf days planned for 27 August and 24 September.
"It is encouraging to see that businesses like BBX have a desire to support the
FSHD Global Research Foundation's journey to find a cure or treatment for FSHD,"
said Foundation founder and former Macquarie Bank executive director, Bill Moss
As a supporter of the Foundation, BBX has provided a number of prizes and
auction items to assist in the fundraising. Rick Powell, marketing manager for
BBX was master of ceremonies at the most recent golf day on 27 July.
"It was a great day for everyone involved. We had some high profile
participants, like Steve Waugh, come out and enjoy a great day of golf for the
fantastic cause," said Powell.
FSHD is the second most common form of muscular dystrophy in adults and the
third most common genetic hereditary disease seen in skeletal muscle. The FSHD
Global Research Foundation invests 100 per cent of all public donations into
research projects aimed at finding a cure or treatment for FSHD.
BBX is a business-to-business trade exchange that facilitates cashless trading
of goods and services between members. The exchange uses BBX dollars, a currency
unit with an equivalent value to Australian currency, to assign value to the
transactions that take place between member businesses. In essence, the exchange
acts as the third party record keeper, similar to a bank, and provides a
sophisticated market where thousands of transactions take place on a cashless
For more information on the FSHD Global Research Foundation, visit
For more information on BBX, visit www.ebbx.com.
Released for BBX by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Joanna Gitsham on (02) 9413 4244