Courtney's Fundraiser for Dopey 2024 | runDisney Marathon Weekend

by Courtney Henson




Campaign has ended


I am honored and thrilled to run my second ever Dopey Challenge for JAR of Hope. This organization is funding critical research to find a cure for duchenne muscular dystrophy.

DMD is a fatal, genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration. It primarily affects boys, most of whom are wheelchair-bound by age 12. Duchenne affects 300,000 boys worldwide; 20,000 children in the United States alone. These children are robbed of their childhood as they can't run and play. The simplest of movements is painful. Many don't survive past their mid-twenties.

Help me reach my fundraising goal of $2,000 and make a difference in the lives of these young boys and their families. Any amount big or small makes a tremendous difference.

JAR of Hope is running its 7th consecutive runDisney Marathon Weekend. We are running this event bc Jamesy and 11 other boys are going to be in a clinical trial at the University of Florida. Yes, this is going to be the first of its kind Stem Cell Clinical Trial to see if we can improve the quality of life. We want to make a HUEG IMPACT in this disease. No child has ever survived Duchenne. Its been 200 years and we need to change that! Thanks to everyone on this team this year we are going to do just that! 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining this team and giving me the opportunity to help save my son's life and other people alike. 


Warmest regards, 

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