One in 5000 newborn boys in the world is affected by a rare and fatal disease: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Seems like a small group, but the 250.000 patients around the globe think big and have big dreams. Duchenne Parents have set up organizations in their countries, and all of them work day by day to guarantee access to care, to improve research, to educate patients and families.
September 7 is World Duchenne Awareness Day. On this day we raise awareness for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy around the globe. As every year, we have a special theme that deserves more attention. This year that will be ‘Breaking Barriers‘.
Awareness raising materials, such as the official press pack, high resolution logos, key visuals and images can be found here.
A documentary about breaking barriers in Duchenne will be launched on September 7. More information will be available soon.