Great fundraising ideas anyone can try!

Are you trying to come up with an idea on how to fundraise for PPMD? Or has someone told you that they want to fundraise for PPMD, but they don't know what to do? Here are some really cool fundraising ideas that people are putting together right now in the community, which we're really excited about… Hopefully they inspire you!

Dining Out

Dine Out for Duchenne is a week-long, online event where people can purchase gift certificates donated by restaurants throughout the United States. Supporters can click on an image map of states to find the listings, by city, in any state – for their own dining, as a gift, for when they travel, etc. Each restaurant will have a listing (multiple listings if more than one location) that includes a description of the restaurant, a link to their website, and the amount of the certificate. Press releases will be sent out to national and local media, focusing on the restaurants in local areas. The week before the event will be a preview week where people can look at the available certificates and target their purchases.

You can email Judy Schneider at today to volunteer and help us make this fundraiser the incredible success we believe it can be!

Beer Festivals

The 3rd Annual Memphis Brewfest and the 2nd Annual Omaha Beer Fest are coming up at the end of April and May. They are both celebrating great American craft beer and the finest, most exotic beers in the world. Beers, Breweries, and Beer enthusiasts from the region will gather for a sampling of fresh beers of all colors, styles and tastes.. And a portion of the proceeds benefit the fight to end Duchenne!  

Like the events on Facebook and learn more: Memphis BrewfestOmaha Beer Fest

Share Your Story

Francis and Steven Desmond have released their father/son illustrated projectA Life With A Purpose. This powerful and heartwarming book uses illustrations by Francis, accented by 50 professional photojournalism style photographs by multi-award winning photographer Steven. The book leads in with an eleven page introduction of "three days which will never be forgotten." All profits through the sale of this book will go to Duchenne research. You can like the book on Facebook to learn more. Congratulations to the Desmonds and thank you for sharing your story!

Each of us in the fight to end Duchenne has a story to tell. I encourage you to share your story, whether through the Community Site, Facebook, etc. You may inspire someone to spread your story or even to make a donation!


5K & Family Fun Runs

5Ks & Family Fun Runs have become a great way to bring together communities in different areas. The Shamrock Shuffle 5K in Rockford, IL is a great example of a 5K that has made $50K in 2 years! YOU CAN DO THIS TOO!! Check out the Shamrock Shuffle Facebook page to see photos from this fun event. 


Interested in holding a 5K in your area, but not sure how to do it? Check out this How to Host a 5K Guide and send me an email at to schedule a call to discuss your ideas! 




What do you think?
Are you excited to try out any of these ideas in your community? We'd love to hear about any ideas you have!


Danielle Garrigan, Project Coordinator
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