BENEFITING: Muscular Dystrophy Association
EVENT DATE: Jan 28, 2015
Please help raise awareness & support for DMD... What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy.
DMD is caused by an absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact. Symptom onset is in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. The disease primarily affects boys, but in rare cases it can affect girls.