World Duchenne Awareness Day (WDAD) is September 7 every year and it is recognized across the globe by cities, countries, and even the Pope! There are so many ways to get involved, wherever you live. We’re sharing just a few of those ways to inspire and kick start your own celebrations!
1. Join Jett Foundation at World Duchenne Awareness Day in Waltham, MA.
If you are in the Boston area, join us at World Duchenne Awareness Day in Cambridge. We're bringing together our Duchenne community for an inspiring speaking program and fun activities for the whole family! This year's celebration will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Waltham, MA from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Register by August 29th at https://www.jettfoundation.org/wdad/.
2. Start a Facebook fundraiser!
Raise awareness in your online community by starting a fundraiser for Jett Foundation on Facebook in honor of World Duchenne Awareness Day. Be sure to share why you are so passionate about fighting Duchenne; telling your personal story and who you are fighting for will help to inspire your friends and families to join you and support you.
3. Find out what WDAD events are happening around your town.
Head online to search for planned World Duchenne Awareness Day events nearby. You can find more information on events happening in several different countries at http://www.worldduchenneday.org/. You can also try search terms like “World Duchenne Awareness Day”,“Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy awareness,” and “WDAD 2018 events” to locate local events.
4. Donate to Jett Foundation.
Raise awareness for Duchenne on WDAD by paying it forward and sharing your gift on social media. Donations to Jett Foundation support transformational programming like Camp Promise, the Jett Giving Fund, Family Workshops, and more. Donate by visiting https://www.jettfoundation.org/donate-1/.
5. Decorate your home, car, or office red.
The color red is used for WDAD because red is the global color for stop. The whole Duchenne community is determined to STOP Duchenne in its tracks. Grab red balloons, red streamers, or try decorating and hanging Encourage your school or work place to wear red on Friday, September 6th.
6. Purchase a "Stronger than Duchenne" shirt to celebrate from anywhere! Buy your shirt here.
Don’t forget to share who you are strong for and why you celebrate. Tag Jett Foundation in photos wearing your shirt and use #WDAD19, #ImStrongFor, and #StrongerThanDuchenne on social media to share your story. Please order by August 10 to guarantee timely delivery within the US.
7. Read Dan and DMD in your classroom!
Bring a copy of Dan and DMD to school and have your teacher read it to the class on Friday, September 6. Check out this awesome reading guide courtesy of our pals at Fritz and Friends and share it with your teacher.
Thank you for celebrating with us; together we are stronger than Duchenne!