PLYMOUTH, MA, May 31, 2018-- Jett Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is pleased to announce its partnership with Perky Jerky® to sponsor Jett Foundation’s athletic fundraising initiative, Go! for Duchenne.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting approximately one in every 3,500 boys. Go! for Duchenne is comprised of multiple athletic teams across the country. Participants walk, run, ride, and swim for Duchenne at athletic events to raise funds and awareness for Duchenne and Jett Foundation’s advocacy, research, educational and direct service programming efforts.
Perky Jerky is sponsoring Go! for Duchenne teams in four upcoming events:
- 2018 Tri4Jett, Cohasset Triathlon in Cohasset, MA
- 2018 JettRide, high school bicycling team, riding from Washington, DC to Plymouth, MA
- 2018 Gals for Cal, Title 9 Triathlon, Hopkinton, MA
- 2018 Rodman Ride for Kids Team, Foxborough, MA
“Perky Jerky is dedicated to fighting Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)," said Brian Levin, CEO of Perky Jerky and parent of a child with Duchenne. "We are thrilled to support our partners and friends at Jett Foundation who are providing transformational programs for children and families affected by DMD, as well as advocating tirelessly for safe and effective therapies that improve quality of life for our community. We hope that our support of their Go! For Duchenne teams this year will help raise awareness and encourage others to participate. Together we can end this terrible disease."
"Perky Jerky and the Levins have supported Jett Foundation’s efforts for many years, and we're so thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with them this year in such a significant and impactful way," said Christine McSherry, Founder and President of Jett Foundation. "This is an exciting and hopeful time for both our Duchenne community and Jett Foundation. This support allows us to improve and expand our offering of programs and supportive services while continuing to advocate for effective treatments and quality care for the young people we serve."
About Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Diagnosed during childhood, Duchenne is a progressive neuromuscular disorder that causes a loss of motor, pulmonary, and cardiac function, and premature death. It affects one in every 3,500 live male births and some females. Duchenne has no cure. Children with Duchenne are born seemingly healthy and decline over time, usually losing their ability to walk around the age of 12 and succumbing to the disease in their early to mid-twenties.
About Jett Foundation
Since 2001, Jett Foundation, located in Plymouth, Mass., has worked to find treatments and a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy while improving and enriching the lives of those impacted. Jett Foundation is a registered charity with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS; all donations are tax deductible. www.jettfoundation.org.
Media Contact for Jett Foundation
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