Newport Beach, CA, December 21, 2020 – CureDuchenne, a leading global nonprofit focused on funding and finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, announced today a new initiative to deliver free medical ID bracelets to individuals in the United States living with Duchenne.
With an initial limited quantity of 1,200 bracelets supplied by MyID, a leading provider of medical bracelets, they will be distributed on a first-come-first serve basis. Each bracelet is associated with a customizable user profile that comes prefilled with emergency information written specifically for individuals living with Duchenne.
“2020 has come with many challenges, so we are excited to offer our community a special gift of ‘peace of mind’ for the holidays this year,” said Debra Miller, Founder and CEO, CureDuchenne. “These bracelets could prove lifesaving for our community. Emergency professionals and first responders will be able to have easy and quick access to information about Duchenne. We can’t always be with our boys, so knowing that if something does happen, the ones that help them first will have this knowledge is crucial.”
Bracelets can be ordered online directly from CureDuchenne’s website at: https://cureduchenne.org/medical-id-bracelets/
CureDuchenne is recognized as a global leader in research, patient care, and innovation for improving and extending the lives of those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. As the leading genetic killer of young boys, Duchenne affects more than 300,000 individuals living today. CureDuchenne is dedicated to finding and funding a cure for Duchenne by breaking the traditional charitable mold through an innovative venture philanthropy model that funds groundbreaking research, early diagnosis, and community education. For more information on how to help raise awareness and funds needed for research, please visit www.cureduchenne.org.