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Duchenne Action Month Needs YOU!

Duchenne Action Month

This September, we are asking you, our community, to participate in Duchenne Action Month in order to create awareness, raise money, and make an impact in the fight to end Duchenne.

There are a variety of simple and powerful actions you can take to help raise awareness and support PPMD’s work in the fight to end Duchenne -- and we are here to help! PPMD provides the tools and support you need to take action and join the fight to end Duchenne this September.

Here are 10 easy ways you can make an impact this September:

  1. Ask your state governor or town mayor to recognize World Duchenne Awareness Day on September 7 with a proclamation or have a landmark building “GO RED” with lighting!
  2. Host a Race to End Duchenne .1K sometime during the month, either in your town, at a local school, or even in your office!
  3. Give a presentation to your child's class incorporating PPMD's BrainPop video to help students gain a better understanding of Duchenne.
  4. Make a donation to support World Duchenne Awareness Day.
  5. Sponsor a tailgate or watch party while your favorite Coach To Cure MD team plays on September 30!
  6. Have your child’s school or your co-workers wear red to raise awareness on September 7!
  7. Start or join a team for a Run For Our Sons race and invite your friends.
  8. Share facts about Duchenne in your school's or office's daily announcements and newsletter. 
  9. Restock your family's supply of great PPMD merchandise so that you can raise awareness all month long!
  10. And whatever way you choose to make an impact, be sure to Tweet, Instagram or post your photos with #EndDuchenne.

Duchenne Action Month

Why September? Why the whole month?

With the growing global recognition of World Duchenne Awareness Day and the ongoing success of PPMD’s Coach To Cure MD (now in its 10th year!), not to mention Congress returning to work after summer recess, our kids heading back to school and the need to reach out to teachers and administrators about Duchenne, September is the perfect month to map out a series of actions we could all take to raise awareness and funds on our mission to End Duchenne. 

As we unveil our calendar over the course of September, you will see that many of the actions are simple and may even be things that you are doing already. But we will also be throwing in some new ideas that can help you share your Duchenne journey with those in your community who may not yet understand what a life is like with Duchenne in it. 

At PPMD, we’re fond of the saying, “No one can do everything. But everyone can do something." 

This September let's all do something…

To help raise awareness.

To join the fight.

To end Duchenne.

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