Top 5 Ways You Can Give to Jett Foundation this #GivingTuesday


There are so many ways to give back on #GivingTuesday and throughout the holiday season; we hope you’ll consider giving to Jett Foundation, whether it be your time, talent, or treasure.


1. Give the Gift of Donation

Jett’s Annual Appeal is underway and any gift this #GivingTuesday, no matter how small, makes a huge difference when it comes to financially sustaining our programs and services for families impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.


2. Apply to be a Jetting for Success College Coach or Mentor

We recently launched our newest program, Jetting for Success, aimed at supporting young people as they pursue a college education. Coaches will work 1:1 with our teens to identify schools that are able to support their specific needs, will help them secure resources, and more. Once enrolled in college, Coaches will continue working with our young adults, to include pairing them with a peer mentor. Learn more and apply to volunteer at www.jettfoundation.org/jetting-for-success.


3. Start a third-party fundraiser

Consider organizing a third-party fundraiser with Jett Foundation as your beneficiary. Individuals or organizations can collect funds via social media, host an event, or participate in the work of an existing third-party fundraising team. Visit www.jettfoundation.org/third-party-fundraise for more information and how to get started.


4. Purchase tickets or become a sponsor for our Shine a Light on Duchenne Gala

Our gala is a great way to give back while enjoying an exciting evening of cocktails, dinner, and auction surrounded by supporters, friends, and families within our Duchenne community. The gala will be held at the State Room in Boston on January 25, 2018. This year, we are honoring two dedicated friends of Jett Foundation: Paul Wahlberg, Bill Brett Spotlight Award winner, and Candy O'Terry, Beacon Award winner. Visit www.jettfoundation.org/gala for honoree, ticket, and sponsorship information.


5. Give back while you shop through AmazonSmile

Are you working on checking off that holiday shopping list? Let AmazonSmile give you a hand! Select Jett Foundation, Inc. when you shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will give a portion of proceeds to Jett Foundation.


How will you give back this holiday season? Let us know on social media!

Witch Way is the Candy? Halloween with Duchenne

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For most children and teenagers, Halloween is a long awaited evening of mischievous activity and ghastly fun. There is nothing quite like pulling on a spooky costume, skipping down the street, and trick or treating with buddies.

But, for families impacted by Duchenne, Halloween often highlights the heartbreaking decline in function that is characteristic of this disease. Parents witness their child struggle to do activities they could do last year, such as climbing the front stoops of neighborhood houses and holding full bags of candy. Because driveways, sidewalks, and houses are not handicap accessible, young people with Duchenne may have to wait for their friends and siblings at the end of a driveway or even stay at home.

You can help make Halloween easier for children and families with disorders like Duchenne.

This year, consider giving candy away at the bottom of your driveway, close to the sidewalk or street. If your driveway is smooth enough for wheelchairs, be sure to clear it of slippery wet leaves and rogue sticks to make sure it is safe for any and all ghouls and goblins, on wheels or on foot, who may stop by.

Happy Halloween!