Tri for Jett is a group of athletes swimming, biking and running to "TRI" to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
We formed the "Tri for Jett" triathlon teams to participate in the Marsh Madness Triathlon on July 22nd to raise awareness and funding for the Jett Foundation. Our goal is to raise funds to support critical research to end Duchenne. Please join with us to cure this terrible disease.
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The Tri for Jett story, written by Laura DeSisto -
This time of year, most people spend time and money avoiding the dreaded mosquito. This summer, however, I invite you to be a mosquito. Let me explain.
On July 22, 2012, in the water and on the shores of beautiful Duxbury, Massachusetts, I will be part of a small band of intrepid participants who will bike, swim and run a combined total of several hundred miles. We range in age from 17 to 69. We range in experience from coach potato to an elite Boston Marathon qualifier. What we share is a desire to move ourselves across the land and sea in support of Jett McSherry and thousands like him who have lost the gift of movement to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Here are the top reasons you should sponsor me as I “Tri for Jett” at the Marsh Madness Triathlon:
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the number one fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood. Boys given this terrible diagnosis are most often wheelchair bound by 12 and do not live to see their 20th birthday.
- Every penny of your sponsorship will go to the Jett Foundation started by Christine McSherry of Pembroke, Massachusetts after her son Jett was diagnosed at age 5. He is now 16.
- The Jett Foundation is currently funding numerous high level research studies that have the potential to cure/treat Duchenne MD.
- The Jett Foundation’s innovative funding model is beginning to attract national attention. Many experts feel that this model, once proven successful, has the potential to rapidly increase the speed with which all diseases are cured.
When I first heard the facts about this terrible disease, I was overcome with sadness and a feeling of helplessness. Then I learned that many diseases have been cured through the efforts of grassroots organizations such as the Jett Foundation. This means that by supporting this cause, each one of us has the power to make the world a better place. As the Dalai Lama said:
“If you believe you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
This summer, please be a mosquito for me as I “Tri for Jett!” I would like to ask you for a $100 donation, however, no amount is too small. Every donation will have a big impact on this worthy cause.
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