Duchenne UK
Duchenne UK is a lean, ambitious and highly focused charity with a clear vision: to fund and accelerate treatments and a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The charity has been formed by the coming together of Joining Jack and Duchenne Children's Trust, the two biggest funders of research in the UK in the last three years. We are committed to continuing to drive momentum to deliver treatments to help this generation of those with DMD.
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Ali Robertsons DashMAX fundraising page

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In December 2014 Felix, my now five-year-old son, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an incurable and fatal muscle wasting disease that kills more children than any other genetic condition. There is accelerating deterioration from birth, resulting in a significant decrease in quality of life by age 7 to 8, wheelchair dependency by early teens, total dependency by late teens and a lingering death in mid-twenties from lung failure and heart disease.

The reality is not as hopeless as it sounds, thankfully! Real progress is being made in the development of new treatments that have the potential to alter and hopefully even cure Duchenne. And in the shorter term, ongoing research is identifying a combination of drugs approved for the treatment of other diseases that are showing real promise in slowing and perhaps even halting the progress of the disease.

Whether it’s novel or repurposed drugs, their development costs a lot of money, which is why I’m cycling from London to Monaco, covering 1,500 km’s and climbing 18,000 m’s in 9 days, with the aim being to raise as much money as possible to further vital research and get a combination or repurposed drugs in to trials and patients as quickly as possible.

All the money raised will go to Duchenne UK. The charity was founded by Emily Crossley and Alex Johnson, both mothers of Duchenne boys. They’re unbelievably passionate and effective and almost all (90% plus) of the money they raise and receive funds research and trials. The charity is transforming the outlook for all Duchenne patients.

There really is no time to waste if we’re going to save this and future generations of boys so please give as generously as you possibly can.


Recent donors


10.04.17 Every blessing for your cycle marathon - I'd rather you than me!

06.04.17 You're in our hearts as you ride on. Huge love Julia Colin Harold and Anna

04.04.17 Good luck Ali and team! We'll be rooting for you x

01.04.17 For our little friend Felix.

31.03.17 Good Luck

30.03.17 Good luck Ali very sorry not to be with you 3.


28.03.17 Good luck for the bike ride and hope you raise lots of money! Love to you all from John and Fi

24.03.17 Good luck ride hard

10.02.17 Good luck for a great cause.

09.02.17 Good luck!

22.01.17 It was good to meet to you Thursday. The very best of luck with everything.


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