Help ‘JAR of Hope’ Find A Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne is a devastating muscle disease in children. Most boys who have it do not survive beyond their mid-twenties and those that do are wheelchair bound by age 12. Duchenne affects about 300,000 boys worldwide; 20,000 kids in the US. There is no cure… NOT YET. Our Mission for the JAR of Hope is dedicated to bringing awareness and raising funds directed to find a cure and provide funding for treatment and medical needs. Our HOPE is to be able to end Duchenne.


Our Inspiration – James Anthony RaffoneLove Hope Strength

James Anthony Raffone is 4 years old. He was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on September 13, 2013. There is no cure. He is a gift. Without a cure, he will live with Duchenne for less than 25 years.

Until we find a cure, we will watch him slowly lose his leg muscles and become dependent on a wheelchair. Without a cure, we will watch him eventually lose control of his breathing and need a ventilator. Eventually it will affect is heart muscle. Without a cure this child, a son, a brother, a childhood friend, a nephew, a grandson, and a precious little boy who touched so many of us will die. The only way this beats him is if we fail him.

Jamesy is on this Earth for a reason. His little life has just begun with a big purpose.
He is Our Hope, Our Fight to end Duchenne.

Thanks to Sky Blue FC For Your Support!

Strength in Numbers!

On this historic day (8/23/15), hundreds came out to learn about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It was a memorable day in the Manalapan community.


UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fitness Center Push-up Contest – ONGOING

GYMS PARTICIPATION WANTED CAMPAIGN: 10 PUSHUPS FOR $10 QUEST: 79 GYMS IN 79 WEEKS MISSION: TO FIND A CURE FOR DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY We are visiting a new gym each week kicking off the campaign ...

04/02/16 - Apollon Gym-Arm Wreslting Championship

$500.00 1st PLACE WIN or BREAK YOUR ARM TRYING! Apollon Gym has joined forces with JAR of Hope to combat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This event will make history. The 1st ever arm wrestling event to ...

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HOW YOU CAN HELP!

Donate Funds
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Donate Funds NOW!

Every donation, no matter how large or small, helps us get one step closer to curing Duchenne.

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Assistance

Fundraiser Assistance

Join our fundraising committee and help brainstorm, and organize, future fundraisers.

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Event Participation

From marathons to pushups, there’s many fundraising activities you can participate in.