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Making Earlier Diagnosis a Reality with Newborn Screening
CureDuchenne has partnered with Brigham & Women’s Hospital to offer the first supplemental newborn screening for Duchenne in a clinical setting.
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There is Great Hope for Duchenne!
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With a mission to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy

CureDuchenne breaks the traditional charitable mold and balances passion with business acumen. We will fulfill our mission to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy with our innovative venture philanthropy model that funds groundbreaking research, early diagnosis and treatment access. With pioneering education and support programs, our organization drives real change for those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their loved ones.

The CureDuchenne one-to-one program provides meetings with our scientists, physical therapists, Duchenne parents, fundraising team and family support resource coordinators. Email us at Cares@CureDuchenne.org to set up a time that works with your schedule. Together we will cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy!

Making an Impact

Accelerating Curative treatments



Since the inception of CureDuchenne, life expectancy for Duchenne has increased by a decade.

Funding Critical Clinical Trials



18 projects funded by CureDuchenne have progressed to clinical trials.

Making an Impact



We’ve raised over $50 million for research, education and care.

Accelerating a Cure



CureDuchenne contributed early funding for the first FDA-approved Duchenne drug.

Working Towards the Future



Our model has leveraged over $3 billion in follow-on funding for future programs from investors and biotech companies.

Working towards a cure for Duchenne

Duchenne is a devastating muscle disease.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common form of muscular dystrophy, occurring in approximately 1:5,000 male births. Those affected with DMD lose their ability to walk, feed themselves, breathe independently and succumb to heart failure.

But there’s hope through new pharmacological and gene-based therapies. You can help make a difference in finding a cure.

Family Stories

Mama Bear

Mother of two boys with Duchenne shares how she’s successfully advocated for her children with a rare disease as a mama bear.

Duchenne Clinic treatment

A Race Against Time: The CureDuchenne Clinic’s Remarkable Efforts Bring Life-Changing Gene Therapy to Young Boy on the Brink of Ineligibility

A Race Against Time: The CureDuchenne Clinic’s Remarkable Efforts Bring Life-Changing Gene Therapy to Young Boy on the Brink of Ineligibility.

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Debra Miller Representing Patient Advocacy Community

My name is Debra Miller, founder and CEO of CureDuchenne, and the mother of an incredible son, Hawken, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I’m here today to represent the voice of patient advocacy organizations serving those impacted by Duchenne – all of whom are in support of the accelerated approval of SRP-9001.  

Duchenne Moms

Why Mothers Should Be Celebrated Every Day

There is no way to be a normal parent, when you have abnormal circumstances. The important thing is that you keep getting up every day loving those kids. You may think it’s not enough, but your children see you differently than you see yourself. I have days that I feel like super mom and days that I feel like a huge failure. “It’s just too hard,” I mumble to myself as I crawl into bed at night unsure of how I will possibly do the whole thing again tomorrow.

Hawken’s Perspective: Overcoming a Fractured Femur with Duchenne

There’s plenty of times in life where plans fall apart. That’s especially the case if you have Duchenne muscular dystrophy like me. A building you were expecting to enter might […]

Finding A Way on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there who have either found a way – or made one – so that their kids can experience their best life.

– Paul Miller, aka Hawken’s dad

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The CureDuchenne 2019 FUTURES Time Capsule Video

The CureDuchenne Time Capsule Video is a beautiful compilation of interviews conducted at the 2019 FUTURES Conference in Anaheim, CA. We asked families to share their stories with us, as […]

Family Story Braedan

“We were very impressed with CureDuchenne’s portfolio and how their funding is put towards research. We wanted the money we raise to go 100% towards research in clinical trials…”

Braedan’s Bridge began the journey in 2011 shortly after our own son, Braedan was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. As most parents, our story is very similar. One day you […]

Testimonial Henry

“We didn’t know anything about Duchenne and felt isolated that there was no one we could turn to, other than the doctors or the internet for advice, inspiration, or HOPE…”

August 8, 2011 was the day we first heard the word Duchenne. Every moment of that day is etched in my memory. We were hit out of the blue with […]

Family Story Revell

“We joined CureDuchenne more than a decade ago in their mission to find a cure for Duchenne. We partnered with CureDuchenne because they are steadfast in identifying and funding promising research…”

When our two sons Timothy, 13, and Andrew, 10, were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy there was little hope. We were told there was no cure or treatment and that […]