|[February 01, 2013]
Dallas Sports Celebrities Are Bowling to Cure Duchenne to Raise Funds to Find a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for
Duchenne muscular dystrophy, will host a Bowling to CureDuchenne
fundraising event on February 10 at Lewisville Lanes in Lewisville,
Texas. Sports celebrities from the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and an
Olympic Champion including Rocket Ismail, Tony Banks, Larry Brown, Billy
Joe DuPree, Jose Guzman, Pete Hunter, Robert Newhouse, Nate Newton,
Carly Patterson, Drew Pearson, Preston Pearson, Jeff Russell, Don
Stanhouse and Everson Walls will bowl with community members to benefit
The Bowling to CureDuchenne event is in honor of Nathan Rothe, 10, who
lives with Duchenne. Duchenne is a progressive muscle-wasting disease
that impacts 1 in 3,500 boys. Boys are usually diagnosed by 5, in a
wheelchair by 12 and most don't survive their mid-20s. Ted and Jessica
Rothe, from Highland Village, are organizing the event. All proceeds of
Bowling to CureDuchenne will benefit CureDuchenne, the leading
organization funding research through venture philanthropy to find a
cure for Duchenne.
"When Nathan was diagnosed with Duchenne at age 5 we were devastated to
learn there is no cure or treatment," said Jessica Rothe. "Now there are
a lot of exciting things happening in Duchenne research and there is
hope for Natha and the other 300,000 boys worldwide with Duchenne."
"We are getting closer to a cure for Duchenne," said Debra Miller,
founder and CEO of CureDuchenne. "Based on the science, Duchenne could
become treatable for this generation of boys. We just need to continue
to fund promising research to ensure all Duchenne boys have the chance
for an extended lifespan and improved quality of life."
The title sponsor of Bowling to CureDuchenne is Cadillac. Other sponsors
include: Buchanan Technologies, Dicks Sporting Goods, DKH Academy, Fort
Worth Cops for Kids, JJs Lawn Care, Masergy, Mobile Media Graphics,
Parity IT Specialists, Pediatric Dental World, Remax, The Tutoring
Center, WinKids, Youth Sports Denton County and Youth Sports Collin
County. To sponsor the event or donate, click here
or call CureDuchenne at 949-872-2552. The event includes bowling, food,
beverage, raffle and a silent auction.
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is a national nonprofit organization located in Newport Beach, Calif.,
dedicated to finding a cure for Duchenne, the most common and most
lethal form of muscular dystrophy. As the leading genetic killer of
young boys, Duchenne affects more than 300,000 boys worldwide.
CureDuchenne has garnered international attention for its efforts to
raise funds and awareness for Duchenne through venture philanthropy.
With the help of CureDuchenne's distinguished international panel of
Scientific Advisors, funds raised by CureDuchenne support the most
promising research aimed at treating and curing Duchenne. To date, seven
CureDuchenne research projects have made their way into human clinical
trials - a unique accomplishment as few health-related nonprofits have
been successful in being a catalyst for human clinical trials.
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