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No birthday cake for Bo

Wests Tigers NRLW Co-captain Botille Vette-Welsh is kicking sugar into touch for a third straight year as part of Sugar Free September.

Botille is joined by thousands of others who are choosing to go sugar-free to help raise money for those who live with Muscular Dystrophy.

Muscular Dystrophy is a group of diseases that affects the nervous system and causes weakness, wasting and/or degeneration of muscles in the body. It is a disease most known to males and usually causes death by the age of 30.

Currently there is no cure for MD, but fundraisers like Sugar Free September, helps to raise funds to provide children who live with MD, with the resources and support they need to thrive.

The money raised will go towards:

•            Access to better treatment options

•            Stronger community ties

•            Educational resources and support coordination

•            Camps for kids

•            Retreats for families and young adults

•            Peer Connect online groups

•            Advocacy and more!

Supporting Sugar Free September means Vette-Welsh will have to steer clear of birthday cake when she celebrates her 27th birthday on Wednesday.

“This is something I’ve done for the past two years and it’s a cause I’m very willing to support,” said Vette-Welsh.

We take for granted how good we’ve got life at times so ditching the lollies and chocolates and cakes, even on my birthday, is such a small sacrifice.

Botille Vette-Welsh

“One thing I have noticed when I’ve done this before is how much extra energy I seem to have without the added sugars.”

If you would like to support Botille while she goes sugar-free, you can donate here.

Botille will play her final game of the NRLW season when Wests Tigers take on Newcastle Knights at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Thursday. 

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