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Biking for Muscular Dystrophy

Anticipation is building among teen riders participating in this summer’s cross-country JettRide to benefit The Jett Foundation, an organization that raises funds and awareness for boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Duchenne is the #1 genetic killer of children in the world with no approved treatment. The JettRide journey begins on June 15 in Astoria, OR and spans 15 states and 3,500 miles before it reaches its final stop in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on August 15.
The youth bike-a-thon will make a local stop as they trek across the country visiting Duchenne families, raising awareness of the universally fatal disease and exploring landmarks such as Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. Over the course of the two month ride youth riders will benefit from philanthropic goodwill, physical exercise, exposure to new people and places, big-picture perspective and empathy for those in need.
Since 2007 family members, relatives and friends of Duchenne patients and other neuromuscular disorders have pledged funds, donated their time and channeled positive energy via the JettRide each summer.
Donations are accepted at http://www.firstgiving.com/11421/event-jettride-2014.