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CureDuchenne has a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. These events have helped us fund seven research projects that have gone to human clinical trials. Join us for Blingo to CureDuchenne on May 3, 2014 in Philadelphia.

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World

CureDuchenne is proud to announce Small Luxury Hotels of the World as their national hotel sponsor.

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"Run Away" by Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess, singer-songwriter and contestant on the sixth season of American Idol, released a new song called “Run Away” to benefit CureDuchenne.

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Together, we can CureDuchenne

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a devastating muscle disease in children, affecting one in every 3,500 male births. Historically, Duchenne boys have not lived beyond their mid-20s. Those that do are faced with progressively weaker muscles and pulmonary and cardiac failure. The potential now exists, however, to make a difference in their quality of life.

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Duchenne families have hope

Hear what Duchenne boys, their parents, and researchers have to say about the experience of living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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eDystrophin Database

The eDystrophin database contains information from Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy patients searchable by mutation (deletions, duplications and substitutions).

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Duchenne is a progressive, muscle-wasting disease.

It results from a defective gene responsible for producing the key muscle protein, dystrophin. Without dystrophin, cells easily become damaged and die, resulting in heart and breathing failure.

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What is CureDuchenne?

CureDuchenne is a national nonprofit that raises awareness and funds to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The funds we raise support the most promising research programs aimed at treating and curing the disease. For the first time ever there is hope to find a cure for this destructive disease affecting thousands of boys and their families.

 

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eDystrophin

Exon skipping drugs will be used to transform Duchenne muscular dystrophy into a much milder disease as seen in Becker muscular dystrophy patients. eDystrophin is an online database that provides information about inframe mutations typically seen in patients with milder forms of the disease. The database has been constructed using patient records and is easy to use and searchable by mutation type or clinical phenotype.

Blingo to CureDuchenne

BLINGO is night of celebrity bingo, bling and celebration where Philadelphians come together to support an incredibly worthy cause – CureDuchenne.

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The Latest from the Founder

Congratulations to the Race to Yes organizers (Tracy Seckler, Jenn McNary, Christine McSherry, Mindy Leffler, and many others) and the Duchenne community for their passionate and successful campaign to petition the White House to urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use  the Accelerated Approval pathway for approval and access to safe, effective therapies Read more »

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