‘The Suspense is Killing Me’ is launched to help find answers for children suffering from rare or undiagnosed diseases.
Project Y’s mission is to find answers for children with rare diseases, helping to find answers for thousands of families who desperately need them. Project Y supports advancing initiatives such as the Undiagnosed Diseases Program, a groundbreaking program bringing together specialist doctors, scientists and technology to solve the most challenging medical mysteries.
500,000 Australian children are living with a rare condition, and many thousands are undiagnosed. It takes an average of 5 years to diagnose a child with a rare disease. For some, the diagnosis takes decades, or may not come at all. Without a diagnosis, every day is spent in constant uncertainty, not knowing what tomorrow will bring. In response to this need, Project Y was created.Dr Gareth Baynam
For many families dealing with the everyday challenges of living with a rare or undiagnosed disease, the stress of not having answers can be unbearable, leading to constant questions like “Why is this happening? What is the cause of my child’s condition? What can we do to help our child? Who can we turn to for help?”
Without a diagnosis, it is easy to see why so many families feel stateless, homeless, unnamed, isolated and invisible. So, how is it possible that we can work together to turn these years of constant unknowns into months, weeks, or even days?
As a parent myself, I can’t even begin to imagine what so many of these families are going through every single day. So, when the opportunity arose to help spread awareness of Project Y, we were straight on board. As a creative agency with a purpose to make a positive impact, Project Y was a perfect alignment. We brought together a team of Perth’s top creatives, along with world-leading comedians and some damn funny kids to create ‘The Suspense is Killing Me’ in support of Project Y.Amy Sutton, Anthologie
If you would like to add your support to the campaign, there are several ways to get involved. Visit Project Y’s Facebook page and share the jokes, or, even better, upload one of your own! Record a joke on social media without the punchline, tag #thesuspenseiskillingme and challenge three of your friends to do the same.
You can also share jokes and make a donation at http://thesuspenseiskillingme.org
To raise awareness of rare childhood diseases, Project Y have partnered with some of the world’s leading comedians, whose suspense-filled jokes are already helping to make a huge difference.