Dopey Challenge 2024

by Cassandra Gatchel




Campaign has ended


Hi guys!! I’m partnering with Jar of Hope to run The Dopey Challenge this January!!! Jar of Hope is a nonprofit organization that’s goal is to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Disease. DMD is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness due to the alterations of a protein called dystrophin that helps keep muscle cells intact. DMD is one of four conditions known as dystrophinopathies. 

I will be doing the Dopey Challenge which consists of 4 days, 4 races and 48.6 miles ( A 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon and Full Marathon). Help me raise money for an amazing cause all while running the CRAZIEST (maybe a lil dopey) running challenge ever. 

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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