Join Us at Gillette Stadium to see the Patriots’ Training Camp
Posted by John Campbell on July 31, 2012
Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation host Duchenne muscular dystrophy awareness at training camp on August 8, 2012
August 8, 2012, Gillette Stadium. A group of boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) will be special guests of the Kraft family next week at the Patriots training camp at Gillette Stadium.
Duchenne is the most common and most serious of muscular dystrophies, yet many people have not heard of it. Today Duchenne affects one in 3,500 male births, affecting 20,000 individuals in the United States. Over 100,000 boys are affected worldwide, and Duchenne can happen to anyone; 30% of the cases happen spontaneously.
Although boys with Duchenne lack the muscle strength to participate in sports, they have a very strong desire to be as close to the game as possible. Our hope is that the inspiration from our boys and the “muscle” from organizations like the the New England Patriots, together we can move mountains to improve the lives of these children!
The Jett Foundation, local Boston non-profit, has been leading the fight against Duchenne for the past 10 years. It is a founding member of the Duchenne Alliance, a newly formed international group of Duchenne Organizations that are united to beat time. Since its inception, this unprecedented collaboration between organizations has changed the way organizations fund the science that will create a cure for this generation of boys with Duchenne.
To learn more, go to jettfoundation.org, duchennealliance.org or call 781-585-5566.
Phone: (781) 585-5566 – Fax: (781) 585-5233 – jettfoundation.org
The Jett Foundation is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization – Federal Tax ID # 04-3563445