EVENT DATE: Jun 02, 2018
Nathan's Ninjas are back again! Please join us for the 3rd annual Nathan's Ninjas fun run on June 2 at 8:30 a.m. to educate and advocate for Duchenne muscular dystrophy - the most common degenerative genetic muscle disease in boys. All funds raised will go directly to Team Joseph – a non-profit organization whose mission is to aggressively fund cutting edge research to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy! And now Team Joseph is also providing family assistance to those who need help with clinic visits and medical equipment!
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is typically diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 6, it primarily affects boys. In fact, 99 percent of the almost 20,000 new cases each year are boys, meaning 1 boy out of every 3,500 will be diagnosed. Although there is still no cure to stop the progression of Duchenne, in 2016, history was made with approval of a treatment to help 13% of those diagnosed! With continued hope and support from people like you, we know there is more promise than ever before that our boys will be able play football with their friends, run through their backyards catching bugs, climb the steps on the school bus, maintain their mobility and independence and live long healthy lives! The fun run will again be held at Heritage Park in Canton, MI on Saturday, June 2 and we're so excited for a day of family fun and the opportunity to make a difference in the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.