15th Annual Champions to CureDuchenne Returns to The University of Texas Golf Club on April 6 to Find a Cure for  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

 “Disco For Duchenne” Gala Features Dancing, Drinks, a Culinary Experience and More  
to Help Advance Research for the Rare Disease 

AUSTIN, Texas., February 28, 2024 – CureDuchenne, a leading global nonprofit focused on finding and funding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and the Revell family of Austin will host the 15th annual fundraiser gala, Champions to CureDuchenne: Disco for Duchenne, on April 6, 2024. Austin’s own “Saturday Night Fever” will be filled with glittering lights and pulsating beats, bringing hundreds of philanthropists, businesspeople, and local community members together under one roof at the University of Texas Golf Club to disco for a purpose. Emmy Award-winning weathercaster Jim Spencer will emcee the event, featuring a vibrant disco dance party, extraordinary auctions, delightful drinks, and a tantalizing culinary experience. All proceeds from the event benefit CureDuchenne as it accelerates scientific research and pioneers educational programs to care for families affected by Duchenne — a progressive, fatal disease affecting 300,000 worldwide.  

The Revells learned their two boys, Timothy and Andrew, were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, one of the most common and severe forms of muscular dystrophy, at just two and five years old. Duchenne is a 100% fatal disease that affects 1 in 5,000 boys. Individuals are typically diagnosed as toddlers, lose the ability to walk in their early-teens and often succumb to the disease in their mid-20s. At the time of their boys’ diagnosis, treatments and information on Duchenne were limited. The Revells began to research the rare disease and connected with CureDuchenne. Tim and Laura have created several annual fundraising events to raise awareness and funds for CureDuchenne, including marathons, galas and the annual Ladies Luncheon. To date, the family has helped raise more than $6.3 million through their collective fundraising efforts. 
“Our family will never stop fighting to make a difference for the future of our two sons and every other family on the same journey,” said Tim Revell. “Despite this devastating diagnosis, we see hope as treatments move forward. Through events like Champions to CureDuchenne, we can help fund critical research that will lead to a cure for our boys and future generations.”  
“The Revell family’s continuous commitment and dedication to our mission has made a monumental impact over the past fifteen years,” said CureDuchenne founder and CEO Debra Miller. “While we have seen tremendous strides in research over the past year, most individuals with Duchenne, like the Revell boys and my son, are still without treatments. With the continued support of the Austin community, we will accelerate treatments for all.” 

Tickets and sponsorships are available for Champions to CureDuchenne. Please visit cureduchenne.org/event/champions2024/ to learn more.  

About CureDuchenne  
Twenty years ago, CureDuchenne was created with one goal: to find and fund a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, one of the most common and severe forms of muscular dystrophy. Today, CureDuchenne is recognized as a global leader in research, patient care and innovation for improving and extending the lives of those with Duchenne. CureDuchenne’s innovative venture philanthropy model has advanced transformative treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, including 18 projects that advanced to human clinical trials and multiple projects to overcome the limitations of exon-skipping and gene therapy. In addition, CureDuchenne contributed early funding to the first FDA-approved Duchenne drug, pioneered the first and only Duchenne physical and occupational therapist certification program and created an innovative biobank and data registry, accelerating research toward a cure. For more information on how to help raise awareness and funds needed for research, please visit cureduchenne.org. 


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