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Host an Event

Host an Event

Are you an experienced event planner? Do you have great fundraising ideas? Have you used events to raise money in the past for other organizations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, PPMD encourages you to consider hosting a fundraising event.

Even if you have no experience, hosting an event is effective, empowering, and fun. And PPMD is here to help at every step of the way. PPMD has helped hundreds of people organize fundraisers since 1995. We have great ideas and tools to help you during all stages of planning and execution.

Why Host an Event?

Very often, when faced with the diagnosis of Duchenne, families become overwhelmed and feel helpless in the face of this disorder. Rolling up your sleeves and getting involved in some way can help to empower a family, and offer them a much needed sense of purpose.

Events can be planned in many settings, both large and small scale, and with varying themes. With a little organization from caring and determined people, everything from garage sales to golf tournaments can become effective fundraisers that help support PPMD and the great work that we are doing in the Duchenne field.

Spotlight:The Killian family's annual Sam's Day event in Dallas, Texas


Online Features

  • PPMD helps you create your very own fundraising page specifically for your event. It's an easy way to track donations and send thank you's to those who cannot attend!
  • Your event posted to our event calendar.

How to Get Started

  1. First and foremost—Contact us! We'll discuss how you can turn your event ideas into reality, help you cover your bases, and get you all the materials and support you need! Please contact Danielle Garrigan, our Grassroots Fundraising Manager, at or 800-714-5437.

  2. Read our Participation Matters Fundraising Packet (PDF). This critical tool includes our COMPASS guidelines, a media relations roadmap, and other important information that will help you get your event off the ground! (Download the Packet)

Grassroots Fundraising Policy

PPMD has issued a policy about applying grassroots events funds to marathon fundraising minimums. Please review this policy and reach out to Nicole Herring with any questions!

Additional PPMD links

Learn more about Creating a Personal Page or view Other Ways to Help.

Related links

Participation Matters Fundraising Packet (download)

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