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Support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, wear Lime!

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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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