James Raffone Push-Up Challenge
Doing push-ups is our way of empowering the boys who can’t do them on their own.
We started this campaign to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) – a terminal, muscle wasting disease that is in need of a stabilizing drug, and ultimately a cure.
DMD deprives children of their upper body strength. If they try to do push-ups they will break down muscle fibers in their chest, shoulders, and triceps. Normally, muscles repair themselves by producing a protein called dystrophin, that is used to mend the damage, but in this case, these children don’t have what is needed to heal and rebuild their bodies.