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Harrison's Fund

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Harrison’s Fund has one goal.
To get as much money as possible into the hands of the world’s best researchers, who are working to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). It sounds like a horrible disease. And it is. Which is why we want to eradicate it.

We’re different from many other DMD charities out there because we’re focusing on treatment rather than palliative care.

And we work internationally. We invest in research that takes the science out from the lab, and into human clinical trials.

So that, hopefully soon, more boys with DMD can grow into the strong men they’re meant to be.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a stinker of a disease. It’s the most common fatal genetic disorder to affect children around the world.

If you’ve got it, you can’t produce dystrophin, a protein you need to build up your muscles. As a result, every muscle in the body deteriorates at an alarming rate At the moment there is no cure.

Harrison’s Fund is named after our eldest son; a charming and cheeky little man. Everyone who meets him loves his winning smile, his engaging character and the devilish twinkle in his eye.

To most people Harrison looks completely healthy. But by the time he’s a teenager Harrison will lose the ability to walk. Eventually he’ll lose all muscle function in his body. Like all boys with DMD he’ll die in his late teens or early twenties from heart or respiratory failure.

Great strides are being made in research but we need your help to take advantage of this momentum. And make sure that there doesn’t need to be another Harrison’s Fund.

Alex and Donna

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