All proceeds from the Max's Big Climb registration fees will go to fund research into a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy via the registered Canadian charity Jesse's Journey.
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 pledges from your family, friends and colleagues. As a way of saying thanks for your fundraising help, we are happy to offer the following rider incentives.
If you raise $100 in pledges - you're great! You'll get a cool original Max's Big Climb t-shirt to remember the race and to say thanks for your assistance.
If you raise $200 in pledges - you're awesome! To say thanks for your commitment you'll get a pair of fantastic Sako7 cycling socks that you can wear with pride.
If you raise $300 in pledges - you're a legend! To say thanks for your incredible commitment to helping boys like Max you'll get both the Sako7 socks plus the Max's Big Climb t-shirt.
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.