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Duchenne Awareness Month 2022

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Duchenne Awareness Month 2022
Duchenne Awareness Month 2022

Duchenne Awareness Month 2022

Starts septembre 1, 2022
12:00 AM
Ends septembre 30, 2022
11:59 PM
Event Type: Virtual
Event Category: Advocacy
Audience Type: Everyone

September is recognized as Duchenne Awareness Month in Canada, and September 7th is World Duchenne Awareness Day. This year’s theme is ‘Women & Duchenne,’ and we’re highlighting Canadian stories from all aspects connected with Duchenne and the female world.

As Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an X-chromosome-linked disease, the spotlight is – almost always – on boys and young men. However, it is estimated that around 1 in 50 million girls have Duchenne. It may be rare, but women are living with Duchenne.

Join Defeat Duchenne Canada and patient advocacy organizations worldwide to raise awareness of the most common fatal form of muscular dystrophy.

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