Support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, wear Lime!
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Support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, wear Lime!

    1. Dreama whitlock
    2. Petition by

      Dreama whitlock

      huntington, WV

I want to wear Lime Green for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy DMD Awareness. We need a Cure for this disease and awareness is a vital key. Your retail stores could help our families by offering DMD awareness/support items in your stores.

To date there is not one place that you can go to and purchase any support items for muscular dystrophies of any type; except on the internet. Your business can be the first one to make a difference in awareness for DMD and our families afflicted by it. The children and young adults afflicted by DMD need your business to be a voice in creating awareness! Be the first!!

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting approximately 1 in every 3,500 live male births (about 20,000 new cases each year). Because the Duchenne gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys; however, it occurs across all races and cultures.

Duchenne results in progressive loss of strength and is caused by a mutation in the gene that encodes for dystrophin. Because dystrophin is absent, the muscle cells are easily damaged. The progressive muscle weakness leads to serious medical problems, particularly issues relating to the heart and lungs. Young men with Duchenne typically live into their late twenties.

There is no Cure for DMD, no medication to put DMD into remission.

Walmart, Kroger, Target, Staples, Kmart, or Toys R Us....will you be the first to stand up and become a voice for children/young adults all around the globe afflicted with DMD? 

Support items to consider: Lime Green DMD t-shirts, cups, pens, markers, magnets, flags, etc. 

If you make them available in your retail store...I/we will buy them...guaranteed!!

One small flame...can illuminate an entire room...shine on! Be the first to make the difference!

 

 

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    1. Keep sharing, we still need signatures to reach our goal!

      Dreama whitlock
      Petition Organizer

      Tell everyone we want to wear green and we want the option to purchase Green awareness items in our stores!

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Keep Sharing

      Dreama whitlock
      Petition Organizer

      I haven't heard back from Staples since that first response. I hope that by Christmas we will have a response by one of the retailers in the petition. It sure would make for a wonderful Christmas gift to all of our families. Please keep sharing and tell everyone you know to please sign and share the petition.

    4. Response from Staples Vague: "YES"

      Dreama whitlock
      Petition Organizer

      So I received a very vague and simple response from Staples. Here is a copy/paste of the response:

      Staples responded to your petition: Ask Walmart and Toys R Us to offer Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Items
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      yes

      Staples
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      support@orders.staples.com

      DOES THIS MEAN VICTORY WITH STAPLES??? I AM RESPONDING TO THE LETTER NOW. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

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    5. Decision-maker Staples responds:

    6. Added two more targets!

      Dreama whitlock
      Petition Organizer

      Now every time we sign it will also be sent to Kmart and Kroger. Lime Green Awareness coming soon everywhere!!

    7. We reached 306!

      Dreama whitlock
      Petition Organizer

      Let's keep up the good work and if anyone wants please feel free to start a petition with some of our other retailers. We can copy/paste the same petition or write another. This way we target as many retailers as possible and let them know we won't back down! God bless all of us and thanks for all the wonderful support from those of you whom may not have known about DMD until you read this petition. Your continued support is deeply appreciated and vital to the Cure!

    8. Reached 250 signatures
    9. Keep it going!

      Dreama whitlock
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks everyone for signing the petition thus far, please share it with all your family, friends, neighbors, etc. We can accomplish this together! God bless

    10. 68 signatures and counting!

      Dreama whitlock
      Petition Organizer

      Let's see if we can reach 100 by tonight :)

    11. Keep sharing

      Dreama whitlock
      Petition Organizer

      In less than 12 hours, we have over 50 signatures. Please keep sharing, we can do this...together we can see DMD items in our stores.

    12. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • katie hanson ILFRACOMBE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      i know families with children going through this awful disease..they need a cure..

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    • a a PALM SPRINGS, CA
      • 12 months ago

      My grandson has Duchenne

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    • Laurie Torres HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
      • 12 months ago

      Warrick

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    • Jennifer Richardson VICTORVILLE, CA
      • 12 months ago

      Warrick Pernosky!

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    • Chenille loudy AKRON, OH
      • 12 months ago

      life

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