Walk way to find son’s cure

The 2018 Walk To Save Our Sons raised much-needed funds and awareness to support DMD sufferers and their families.

Story appeared in: Inner West Times | March 7th, 2018

DAY Three of the 2018 Walk To Save Our Sons to promote awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), included stops at Chemist Warehouse sites at Campsie, Ashfield and Earlwood, as well as a lunch break at the Belmore Sports Club.
Walking a challenging 157km route between Sydney NRL clubs, past and present players joined celebrity ambassadors and a team of walkers, including some pushing young boys with DMD in their wheelchairs, to raise much-needed funds from March 1-7.
Founded by Elie and Nancy Eid in 2008 after their son, Emilio, was diagnosed with DMD, the money raised by Save Our Sons, which receives no government support, has funded 11 different research, clinical trials and studies nationally and globally.
"Pushing the wheelchair is a particularly important part of the Walk as it signifies the difficult truth that families such as mine face. Every step we take is for every child who can no longer walk," Elie said.
With the support of Chemist Warehouse and other generous sponsors, Save Our Sons has raised over $8 million to help find a cure for Duchenne.

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Publication: Inner West Times | Section: news | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 135419 | Viewcount: 750