All proceeds from registration will go to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy via the registered charity Jesse’s Journey. This year we are fundraising for Max's Big Fellowship - an amazing partnership with the Gunning Group Lab at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
In addition, we are encouraging all riders to gather pledges from their family and friends to help fund this all important research. Your efforts could help make Max's generation the first to survive this fatal disease.
When you register for the race you'll be invited to collect donationss from your family, friends and colleagues. As a way of saying thanks for your fundraising help, we have partnered with some amazing local businesses to offer prizes for our top fundraisers.
Here are just some of the fine local businesses who'll be contributing prizes - we'll be adding more as the race approaches:
What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy?
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive and fatal genetic disorder that gradually weakens the body’s muscles.
Because the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys and it can occur in all races and cultures.
Most boys with DMD are using a wheelchair by the time they are 12 and many don’t survive their mid-20’s.
Although there is no cure available right now, scientists have made great progress on many fronts. Doctors are working on improving muscle and joint function, and slowing muscle deterioration.
Together with your help, Max’s Big Climb aims to help change the future for boys with DMD.