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Action Duchenne

We fund research into Duchenne MD to help everyone affected by the condition

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The Team so far....Stewart Rush, Lesley Zimmerman, Craig Robinson, Andrew Baxter, Sandy Simpson, Rory Fitzgerald, Liz Dilley, Erika Cule, Lisa Stansbie, Kate Robarts, Lesley Cook, Jeremy Storr, Nick Duce, Barry Slater, Emma France, Simon Joyce, Phil Sears, Oliver Steed, Nicola Latty, Graham Hardie, Barrie Walker, Raoul Downey, Dusan Svoboda, Catherine Reeds, Kimberley Broughton, Julia Horning, Richard Lawrance, Terry Wright, Jane Asher...

 

On the 4th Oct '08 at the Wycombe Sports Centre, each competitor is going to attempt to swim 1 mile on the hour, every hour, for 24 consecutive hours! Burning between 8000 and 11500 calories each, equivalent to 15 roast dinners hence sustaining food intake and keeping it down is going to be a further essential challenge!

 

With each individual person swimming further than the English Channel, we're also hoping that during this mammoth challenge we claim ourselves a new world record - that of 'covering the most miles by a team in any one 24 hour period' - 480 miles!!! Come along and support us. It should be a great day!

 

We hope to make A LOT of money for ACTION DUCHENNE and for this to be a national event every year.


THE EVENT:

Saturday 4th October 2008

Starting at 9am for 24 hours!

High Wycombe Sports Centre

Marlow Hill
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP11 1TJ
United Kingdom
 


WHAT IS DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY?

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic disorder caused by an error in the dystrophin gene. The condition causes progressive muscle weakness as the muscle cells break down and die.

 

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rare condition. About 100 boys are born with the condition in the UK each year and there are about 1,500 boys with the disorder living in the country at any one time.


Duchenne muscular dystrophy, named after the doctor who first studied this specific condition in the 1800s, mainly affects boys, with extremely rare exceptions.

Most affected boys show the first symptoms when they are aged between one and three. The features include:

* being unable to run or jump as well as their peers
* a difficulty climbing stairs
* a difficulty getting up from the floor

As they get older and the condition progresses they may be unable to walk as far or as fast as other children, occasionally even falling down. Some boys may also have learning and/or behavioural difficulties which start to show at this stage.

 

WHY ACTION DUCHENNE?

Action Duchenne (Formerly PPUK) exclusively funds research for a cure and promotes campaigns for better medical care for Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne is so severe that young men are totally paralysed by late teens and die young from respiratory or heart failure. Your donations and support will help us end this tragic waste of young lives.


PLEASE SUPPORT US AND HELP SAVE OUR KIDS LIVES!


YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

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