For 15 years, residents of Greensboro, North Carolina have supported PPMD’s mission by participating in Miles for Matthew. Created and organized by the Greiner family, in honor of their son Matthew, this 5K and 10K race has attracted runners and families from across North Carolina raising awareness and funds for PPMD. The 15th and final annual Miles for Matthew will be held on Saturday, September 23.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting approximately one in every 5,000 live male births.
“Matthew is a true champion for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. Our high school senior has been in nine studies and clinical trials that we hope will lead to a brighter future for all boys with Duchenne,” said Allison Greiner, Matthew’s mother. “Miles for Matthew was created to raise awareness and funds for DMD research, but it also honors Matthew’s bravery and selflessness. He is currently in year five of a gene therapy trial and thanks to all of the love and support we have received from our Miles for Matthew and Duchenne communities, we are confident that he will have healthy future. As we gear up for our final race weekend, we are so grateful for 15 years of community, encouragement, and beautiful memories!”
Since its inception, Miles for Matthew has donated 100% of all proceeds from the event to PPMD to help fund Duchenne research. The Greiners have hosted a variety of fundraising events since Matthew was diagnosed and Allison serves as a Connect Coordinator for PPMD, providing outreach to families in the North Carolina area affected by Duchenne.
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Create Your You Own DIY Fundraising Event
You too can join the fight to end Duchenne! Have a great idea for a fundraiser? Looking for ways to raise money to support research? You can do just about anything to raise funds to end Duchenne. And PPMD is here to help you every step of the way.Get involved