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e.motion21 Guinness World Records™ attempt

e.motion21 is set to attempt a new Guinness World Records title on World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March 2017 for the most number of people drumming on swiss balls simultaneously. More than 300 students, community members and sporting celebrities will take part!

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017 Time: 1:30pm Location: Genazzano FCJ College, 301 Cotham Rd, Kew

The attempt is part of the Moverthon campaign being run by e.motion21 to raise awareness and funds to enhance the lives of people with Down syndrome. A 21-day fitness challenge in the lead up to the record attempt will also be held where participants set their own fitness challenge to complete between 1-21 March.

e.motion21 CEO Karina Posanzini said: “People with Down syndrome are often shut out from society and unable to access sport or fitness activities because they do not cater to people of all abilities. We believe everyone should be able to experience the benefits of health, wellbeing and inclusion through participation in fitness and sporting programs.”

Australia has an estimated 13,000 people with Down syndrome and seven million globally. People with Down syndrome are one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in Australia, and are more at risk of developing medical conditions such as type two diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity than the general population. While an active lifestyle is key to reducing these diseases, people with Down syndrome unfortunately face significant barriers to services that many members of the community take for granted, such as recreation.

e.motion21 is determined to enhance the lives of people with Down syndrome and change perceptions about them within society through dance, fitness and performance, and Moverthon will help them to achieve that.

“Moverthon participants will have fun, get fit and feel good while helping others do the same,” Ms Posanzini said.

100% of money raised through Moverthon will allow e.motion21 to help more young Australians with Down syndrome experience health, fitness and belonging through their specialised dance and fitness programs. Participants can enter individually, or are encouraged to gather their family and friends to enter as a team.

To register, simply search for ‘Moverthon’ at everydayhero.com.au.