Family Fun at Sam's Day and Help Cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Sam's Day

Sam's Day 2011 at NorthPark is an annual event that is fun for the whole family.

It is also an opportunity to help raise funds to benefit the research programs of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and to help people of all ages learn about muscular dystrophy and living with disabilities. Our goal is to help give kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy a chance to do the things that kids are supposed to do.

She Is Dallas Info: Sam’s Day 2011 will take place on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at CenterPark at NorthPark Center located at 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225.   For more information, please visit the Sam’s Day website.     You can also follow Sam’s Day Facebook.

Activities & Refreshments:

  • Slides & Bounce Houses
  • Face Painters & Magicians
  • Balloon Artists & Jugglers
  • Obstacle Course
  • Silent Auction
  • Refreshments courtesy of Cibus
  • Mobile Video Gaming
  • Human Hamster Balls
  • Spooky Strings Marionette Show
  • Bookmarks at NorthPark (Dallas Public Library) Story Time at 1 pm
  • Snake Encounters show at 2 pm in the NorthCourt

Sam's Day was started in 2005 by friends of Sam Killian. Sam is a 9 year old boy from Rockwall, TX that was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2005. Since 2005, Sam's Day has raised over $534,000, all of which has gone directly to funding a cure for Duchenne. With your support, we are having an impact on this disease, and how it affects the 150,000 boys around the world with Duchenne MD.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most common lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood. It is a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence. TO THIS DAY ¦there is NO CURE.

Because the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy gene is found on the X  chromosome, the disorder manifests primarily in boys. It knows no boundaries. It affects all races and all cultures.

DMD affects approximately 1 in 3,500 boys and each year, around 20,000 children worldwide are born with DMD.

Although many cases are genetically inherited, approximately 35% of all DMD cases are the result of a new random spontaneous genetic mutation that can occur during any pregnancy regardless of family history.

In 1986, the gene that causes Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy was successfully identified and isolated by medical researchers.

For more information, check out PPMD's pages about Duchenne including:

 

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