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National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week in Canada and we want to take a moment to thank all of the incredible volunteers who generously give their time to Jesse’s Journey. When John Davidson walked across Canada in 1998, volunteers played a crucial role in keeping him moving. From coast to coast, so many dedicated people took time […]

Welcome to 2018!

It’s 2018 – happy new year! When the calendar changes over, it always seems to bring about feelings of a fresh start, another chance to achieve any of the goals that haven’t been checked off the “to do” list yet. For Jesse’s Journey, 2018 isn’t just another year. We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of John […]

Duchenne Research: 2017 in Review

2017 has been an exciting year for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research! As we get close to the end of the year, we’re looking back at some of the stories that caught our attention. You can find these and other news stories here. Jesse’s Journey grants more than $1 million internationally to Duchenne researchers In May, […]

#ThankYouThursday – 20 years of progress

On November 28, we celebrated Giving Tuesday – a day when people come together to celebrate philanthropy and support their favourite causes. Today, it’s Thank You Thursday. Today, we’re saying Thank You to everyone who has supported Jesse’s Journey for more than 20 years. It’s amazing to look back and see how far we have […]

Jesse’s Journey Has Lost a Dear Friend

Angie Stewart  September 1 1962 – October 18 2017 Jesse’s Journey has lost a dear friend. Angie Stewart was the wife of Ron (Sam) and mother of 2 boys: Steven (who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy and passed away in 2009) and Matthew. Angie was a beautiful person and an inspiration to everyone she met. Her […]

Advocating for Canadians affected by Duchenne

As part of our latest strategic plan, Jesse’s Journey identified a need that we felt we were well-suited to address. Recently, in Europe and the U.S., we have seen new treatments approved for boys with Duchenne and even more that are currently in clinical trials. However, they are very expensive and have had challenges getting […]

Eric’s Amazing Race Car Rally for DMD research Oct. 29 in Burlington

Burlington Post The 14th annual Eric’s Amazing Race Car Rally and Silent Auction (for Muscular Dystrophy and Genetic Research), will be held Saturday, Oct. 29. The fundraiser begins at noon at Bruce T. Lindley School, 2510 Cavendish Dr., and ends around 3 p.m. at the Burlington Legion, 828 Legion Rd. Registration will be held between […]

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