The 2011 JettRide is a bike-a-thon from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Point Pleasant, New Jersey. As they did in the 2007 and 2010 JettRides, the JettRiders will ride for those who can’t: boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and other neuromuscular disorders (NMD).
In fact, the JettRiders are the teenaged siblings, relatives and friends of those individuals with NMD. The ride is just one of the many ways they support their loved ones affected by NMD.
Christine McSherry, founder of the Jett Foundation, puts it this way: “most of us parents have found support through our peers, whether it’s through Facebook, email or phone. Our children who are not affected by NMD don’t have the same support, and the JettRide gives them the opportunity to connect with other teens who are living through the same experiences and build lifelong friendships.”
Our JettRide team is looking strong and motivated! We still have a few spots left, if you know anyone interested in a life changing (saving) experience this summer - biking 1500 miles in 4 weeks for those with Duchenne. This year each rider has a sibling or friend affected by Duchenne. Learn more about our team and how you can get involved. Our starting line is on July 5 in Minnesota and will end in Point Pleasant, NJ on August 6.
Our 15 year old son is going. He's really looking forward to it....
Encourage everyone in the MD community to give some thought to having their kids/relatives/friends participate.