Welcome to my Muscle Walk Personal Fundraising page!
Here is why I am joining this great cause.
Both of my sons, Andrew and Matthew have Becker muscular dystrophy. It is a progressive muscle disease affecting their voluntary muscles. They lack normal dystrophin, a protein found in muscles. Because this protein helps to protect muscles from injury as muscles contract and relax, in patients with the disease the muscles become damaged and eventually stop working. As time progresses, their muscles deteriorate and dies, which will lead to progressive muscle weakness that can result in difficulty walking, getting up from the floor, limits them to certain physical activities, orthopedic deformity and medical emergencies for cardiac and respiratory symptoms.
We are at a race against time. Through your support and donation, you are not only helping the MDA raise awareness, and provide funds for research for treatment to maximize the person's quality of life, but you will also provide hope to families, like mines, that there will be a cure. But I can't do it alone.
Please join me to fight muscle disease, and help raise funds and awareness to support MDA. 100% of the funds we raise will go directly MDA and your donation is tax deductible. MDA is the nations largest voluntary health agency that is dedicated to funding cutting-edge neuromuscular disease research, healthcare services, summer camp, support groups, and education. Together we grow stronger! This is a cause worth helping!
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