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There are so many incredible things happening, across Canada, that are bringing us closer to a world without Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We are excited to share them with you and we hope you will feel encouraged about the progress that is being made. One of our top priorities is to inform our Duchenne families and connect them with people who are going – or have gone – through the same things they are dealing with. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to chat with and learn from our organization’s biggest advocates – its Duchenne families!

Upcoming Events

Picture of the group at Rice Lake
Ontario
August 27, 2022
7:00 AM
Bike, swim, or complete Tyler’s Walk around Rice Lake on Saturday, August 27, 2022. To date, this event has raised over $315,000 for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research, advocacy, and education.
National
August 31, 2022
7:00 PM
Join Nicola Worsfold from Defeat Duchenne Canada and Amy Cavalier from Duchenne Canadian Connection – both moms who have children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – on the last Wednesday of every month for our monthly virtual support group for parents and caregivers, Canadians Talk Duchenne.
National
September 1, 2022
12:00 AM
The Government of Canada recognizes September as Duchenne Awareness Month, and September 7th is World Duchenne Awareness Day. Join our annual campaign to raise awareness of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy and shine a light on this year’s theme of ‘Women & Duchenne.’
Ontario
September 18, 2022
8:00 AM
Participate in the Forest City Road Races in London, Ontario, on Sunday, September 18, 2022, in support of Defeat Duchenne Canada. Simply select Defeat Duchenne Canada as your charity of choice during registration, and start fundraising!
National
November 4, 2022
7:00 PM
Register for a weekend full of education, inspiration, and hope! The Family Forum is the country’s only national education program specifically designed for families living with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Hosted in partnership with The Section of Pediatric Neurology at Children’s Hospital, this event will be held in person in London, Ontario and broadcast nationally via Whova from November 4-6, 2022.

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Are you planning to incorporate fundraising into a birthday celebration, soccer tournament or running a marathon?

Create your own fundraising page to make it easy for people to donate directly to your activity, without all the hassle of personally collecting cash from each participant. Once you create your safe and secure donation page for your event, you will get access to our email templates, social media promotion, and tips on how to ask for donations. These branded fundraising tools help increase reach and awareness, so you can make an even bigger impact with your event.