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.
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