In 2001, Christine and Stephen McSherry started the Jett Foundation after learning the devastating news that their then five-year-old son Jett had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The McSherry family was determined to save Jett and the thousands of boys like him by establishing a foundation dedicated to funding DMD research that will ultimately cure this deadly disease.

Since then, Jett Foundation's efforts have raised over $16 million dollars for promising biomedical Duchenne research. In addition to research, Jett Foundation has established one-of-a-kind direct service programs, and education activities that have a proven track record of influence and connect with and meet the needs of affected families from every city and town regardless of location, financial situation, or capabilities. 

“When I started my foundation in 2001, I thought that the only person who knew how to keep my son alive was me. However, I now realize that our unity is our strength.”
  • Since founding Jett Foundation’s Camp Promise in 2009, we have made over 300 happy campers

  • Since launching our Educational  Roundtable program in 2014, we have educated over 1,500 patients, families, and clinicians

  • In 2017, we have recruited 6 Volunteer Community Ambassadors, who criss-cross the country in an effort to expand Jett Foundation’s reach into more communities, raise awareness for Duchenne, and reach more families

  • In the first quarter of 2017 alone, we will purchase nearly $150,000 of medical and accessibility equipment as part of our matching gift program, the Jett Giving Fund.

  • Since 2016, Jett Foundation has held 5 industry Duchenne Bio-Council Meetings to determine areas of improvement in the drug development space we can work together on