Another matching gift for early-stage research!

We have exciting news—and even more exciting news!

We are just over halfway to our $200,000 goal—thanks to so many of you donating and the generous matching gift from the Weismans!

And just today, feeling inspired from yesterday’s webinar on epicatechin—one of the promising early-stage research projects PPMD is funding—the Dumm family and their foundation John Owen’s Adventure have stepped forward with a match of $43,000 that will carry us through the rest of our goal!

In a nutshell: If you give today, your gift will go twice as far to support early-stage research that has the potential to help every single family affected by a Duchenne diagnosis.

As you know, it’s impossible to know what’s going to work for which diagnosis until it goes through rigorous testing. And it’s essential that we never stop searching for new, promising solutions.

Jen and Tony Dumm, whose son John Owen has Duchenne, know that the more ideas we identify and fund—and the better we work together as a community—the faster we will find the solutions we need to end Duchenne for every single family, no matter the type of genetic mutation or diagnosis.

Like me, the Dumms and the board of John Owen’s Adventure are particularly excited about the possible benefits of epicatechin, a flavonoid found in dark chocolate. It has shown potential in increasing production of mitochondria in the heart and muscles, while also stimulating the regeneration of muscle tissue. It also could benefit every single person with Duchenne, even the older population, who lack the options available to younger boys.

Epicatechin is just one of the early-stage research projects that your donation can help push forward. And with the Dumms’ matching gift, there is no better time than right now to donate to PPMD. Give today to have your gift doubled!

I want to thank you for being such an important part of this community. Together, we have achieved so much and created a brighter future for every single family affected by Duchenne. But we also all know that there’s so much more to do. With you—and the full community—behind PPMD, I know we can end Duchenne.

Thank you, and best wishes for a happy holiday season from my family to yours,

Anessa Gaydou-Fehsenfeld 
PPMD Board Chairman

P.S. Did you miss yesterday’s webinar? Download the recording here. Please also consider making a donation today to help fund early-stage research on compounds like epicatechin, and your gift will be matched!

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