Duchenne Dash 2024

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Team fundraiser5 membersDuchenne UK
£9,738
raised of £10,000 target
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Event: Duchenne Dash 2024, from 17 May 2024 to 18 May 2024
Duchenne Dash 2024
Campaign by Duchenne UK (RCN 1147094)
The Duchenne Dash is Duchenne UK's annual signature cycling event. Join us as we cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours to raise money for vital Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. Find out more at: www.duchenneuk.org/dash

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We are taking part in the Duchenne Dash - Duchenne UK's signature fundraising event, that challenges cyclists to ride 300km from London to Paris in just 24 hours! All money raised from the Duchenne Dash funds vital research and accelerates the development of treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This is a big challenge for someone who has only cycled about 50km at one time! Please donate if you can and together, we will end Duchenne!

Finn was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in February 2022, when he was 3 years old. This devastating diagnosis changed his life forever.

DMD is a rare, incurable genetic disease, which causes progressive muscle wasting and also affects the heart and breathing. Around 100 boys a year in the UK are diagnosed with this awful disease, but there is no cure and no real treatment.

Duchenne will gradually take away Finn’s ability to do the things we all take for granted. This is because his body does not produce a vital protein called dystrophin, which strengthens and protects muscles. He struggles with mobility and fatigue and will increasingly rely on a wheelchair over the course of his childhood.

This cheeky, vivacious boy, who makes friends wherever he goes with his gorgeous smile and laugh, will live a shortened, and very different life to the one we had imagined for him, but we are determined to make it the best life possible. You can follow our journey on Instagram @fightforfinn.

Understanding of this disease and how to manage it, is improving and life expectancy is increasing as a result. As this understanding grows, scientists are getting closer to developing more effective treatments, with fewer damaging side effects, and even possibly one day a cure, but we aren’t there yet.

We want to do whatever we can to help make sure that everyone with Duchenne gets the best possible care and support, and that in future no family has to go through this. That’s why we are raising money for Duchenne UK – to help build awareness and understanding of DMD and to fund research and clinical trials, which could one day save lives.

Finn is a resilient and determined boy. He always finds a way to do things and enjoy life, even if his body doesn’t work quite the same as those around him. You can help Finn, and others like him, and together we can show that strength is so much more than muscle.

Thank you for your support!

Fight for Finn

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The Duchenne Dash is Duchenne UK's annual signature cycling event. Join us as we cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours to raise money for vital Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. Find out more at: www.duchenneuk.org/dash

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Duchenne UK

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RCN 1147094
As the leading Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) charity in the UK, we want to find effective treatments for DMD and end its devastating impact. We’re going further than anyone has before, and we’re doing it faster, because this generation of people living with DMD can’t wait.

Donation summary

Total raised
£9,737.97
+ £2,115.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£9,272.97
Offline donations
£0.00

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