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What is the Race to End Duchenne?

Race to End Duchenne is Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy’s signature program that raises funds to support our mission to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that slowly robs people of their muscle strength. Those with Duchenne are truly in a race against time as their muscles deteriorate further each day. When you join the Race to End Duchenne you are supporting PPMD's vital work in advancing research, care, and advocacy to help those with Duchenne live longer, stronger lives.

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Raised by Race to End Duchenne members since 2005.


Added to average lifespan due to PPMD-led advances.


Invested by PPMD into Duchenne research to date.


U.S. drug approvals with additional promising therapies in development.

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