2nd Annual Dealing for Duchenne San Antonio Event to Fund Research to Help Save the Lives of Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
San Antonio, Texas, October 3, 2017 – Dealing for Duchenne, a charity event to raise funds for research for children afflicted with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, returns to San Antonio on Saturday, October 21. The event will be held at Pedrotti’s North Wind Ranch in Helotes starting at 6 p.m. and will feature casino games, food, drinks and an auction. Paul Mireles, KENS5 weatherman and Great Day SA host, will emcee Dealing for Duchenne. The event is hosted by the Munoz family who have a son that lives with Duchenne and benefits CureDuchenne, a nonprofit with a mission to find a cure for Duchenne.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a fatal genetic muscle disease that impacts 300,000 patients worldwide, most of them boys and young men. Duchenne patients are usually diagnosed at age 5, lose their ability to walk by 12 and most don’t survive their mid-20s. Currently there is no cure for Duchenne, but treatment could improve their quality of life.
“We personally have been dealing with Duchenne since our son Joshua was diagnosed,” said Maribel Munoz, a resident of San Antonio. “Joshua and all boys with Duchenne are in a race against time. Please join us for a night of hope to help save the lives of all those with Duchenne.”
Proceeds of the event will fund Dr. Eric Olson’s, University of Texas Southwestern, gene editing CRISPR/Cas9 research that could potentially treat up to 80% of Duchenne patients.
Individual tickets are $100 and include dinner and drinks. A table for eight is $1,000 and includes name recognition along with dinner and drinks. Dealing for Duchenne – San Antonio sponsors include: Target; 3S Services; SM Energy; Dixondale Farms; RE/Max Prime, Matt Johnson, realtor; Farmers Insurance, Eleodoro Garza Insurance Agency, Sisters Gifts and More; the Edwards Law Firm; and Brunkenhoefer, P.C. For more information, visit www.DealingforDuchenne.org.
CureDuchenne is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common and lethal form of muscular dystrophy. Duchenne affects more than 300,000 people worldwide, most of them boys and young men. With the help of CureDuchenne’s distinguished international panel of Scientific Advisors, funds raised by CureDuchenne support the most promising research aimed at treating and curing Duchenne. To date, nine CureDuchenne funded research projects have advanced into human clinical trials. CureDuchenne also brings physical therapy and standard of care to local communities around the country through its CureDuchenne Cares Program. For more information, please visit CureDuchenne.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.