Hains Family Keeps JettRide Tradition Going in Pandemic

Since 2009, the JettRide has been one of Jett Foundation’s most prominent programs. JettRide has given siblings and friends the opportunity to use their physical and emotional strength to help their brothers with Duchenne. Annually riding almost 800 miles across the United States, JettRiders are able to raise awareness and funds for Duchenne. Funds raised through the JettRide support Jett Foundation’s mission of empowering children and families through transformational direct service programs like the Jett Giving Fund, Camp Promise, educational events, and parent support groups.

With the cancellation of the national JettRide this year due to Covid restrictions, the Hains brothers and family led a ride in their hometown of Lebanon, PA, with several of their supporters. This is the fourth time that Luke and Lance have cycled for their brother Levi in the JettRide. Levi was diagnosed with Duchenne 12 years ago and his family has rallied since then to support him. Parents Perlita and Gordon can often be found participating in Jett Foundation programs, with Perlita also supporting other parents as a Jett Foundation Community Ambassador. The family was joined by several friends and extended family members on the one-day ride in early August, hosted at the Hains homestead. Together they have raised over $8,000, and are within $1500 of their goal of $10,000. If you’d like to support them, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/JettRide2021. If you would like to host your own JettRide or activity to support Jett Foundation, please reach out to caitlin@jettfoundation.org.

As we honor 20 years of impact at Jett Foundation, we are grateful for the continued reminder that we are #StrongerThanDuchenne.