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Duchenne is rare, but support doesn't have to be.

Whether you’re brand new to Defeat Duchenne Canada or a longtime member of our national family – together we can tell the story of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and raise awareness of the support available for all families coast-to-coast.

Some days it’s overwhelming, but we stay determined, stick together, and lead with hope. Because we know that change is possible – that all of the boys and young men we love are living longer, fuller lives than ever thanks to the positive progress with research, advocacy, and support for our families.

But we need more people to know – and share – our story. Because the more people who know about Duchenne and Defeat Duchenne Canada, the better chance we have for a cure.

This September, during Duchenne Awareness Month, you can support the movement to defeat Duchenne and ensure you stay connected with our community all year long.

Are you new to defeat duchenne Canada?

Defeat Duchenne Canada and the DMD community are here for you, offering support and working tirelessly to find a cure. And thanks to positive progress with research, advocacy, and support for our families, we know that change is possible. 

Sign up for our email list today and hear more about how we can support you in your journey with Duchenne.

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The more people who know about Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Defeat Duchenne Canada, the better chance we have for a cure. You can help us get to that future faster by connecting more boys, young men, and families to the support offered by Defeat Duchenne Canada.

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Do you know another family living with Duchenne? If so, encourage them to sign up for our email newsletter so they, too, can receive the knowledge and support they need.

Plus: World Duchenne Awareness Day is September 7, 2023. This is a global event to raise awareness about Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Learn more about how you can get involved in this special day on our dedicated page.

So, this September, during Duchenne Awareness month, help your loved ones, your friends, and families like yours know that while this disease is rare, hope and support doesn’t have to be.

Together, we can get to the future of a cure.