BENEFITING: Team Joseph Inc
One family's goal to help triUMPH over Duchenne's by pushing our athletic (or lack thereof) abilities.
A joking question "want to run a triathlon with me?," followed by a handful of lake swims, no biking, and some lackadaisical running and you get 7 family members out to try their hand at the Belle Isle Triathlon. A couple have done one before- the majority, are throwing caution the wind, diving in (literally) for the first time in order to help raise money for a great cause.
Team Joseph is a non-profit organization whose mission is to aggressively fund cutting edge research to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common degenerative genetic muscle disease in boys. As most boys are growing stronger and gaining independence, boys with Duchenne are losing muscle function and mobility.
At this time, there is no treatment and no cure that stops the progression of Duchenne, but there is great hope! There is more promise than ever before that our boys will be able to 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.