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International Preferences for Duchenne Treatments Study

The International Preferences for Duchenne Treatment Study is now open in Canada. Jesse’s Journey has partnered with Johns Hopkins University, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, and other Duchenne advocacy organizations from around the world on this important study. This survey is the first international study to measure the preferences and priorities of people with Duchenne and […]


2018 in Review

As 2018 comes to a close, we are taking a look back at a very special year for Jesse’s Journey. Here are just a few of the highlights: This year marked the 20th anniversary of our founder, John Davidson’s, walk across Canada. John set out on April 10, 1998 from St. John’s, Newfoundland with a […]


Jesse’s Journey Grants 10 Millionth Dollar to Research

On November 21, Jesse’s Journey announced to donors, volunteers, and families who are facing Duchenne muscular dystrophy that as of 2018, Jesse’s Journey has granted a cumulative total of more than $10 million to research. For more than 20 years, Jesse’s Journey has been dedicated to funding research focused on Duchenne muscular dystrophy – the […]


Reclaim the Day

We’re pleased to share this message from our friends at Stand for Duchenne about a new initiative they have created called Reclaim the Day. Many Duchenne families, including ours, will never forget the day their children were diagnosed. The feeling of shock, panic, and helplessness is only a fraction of the emotions that we all […]


Pull a Plane to Defeat Duchenne

On Saturday, September 22 more than 100 people came out to the Jet Aircraft Museum in London, Ontario for the first “Pull a Plane to Defeat Duchenne”. This first-time event was held in partnership with Western University’s Commercial Aviation Management program. Participants teamed up to pull a 10,000lb, beautifully-restored Canadian T33 jet 50 metres across the […]


Jesse’s Journey Welcomes New Executive Director

We have a new leader of the team here at Jesse’s Journey.   We are pleased to announce that Perry Esler will be assuming the role of Executive Director on October 1st. Perry is no stranger to Jesse’s Journey, having been on the road with us in 1995. He comes to us with more than […]


Rick Moss Appointed to the CORD Board of Directors

I am very happy to share with you today the news that Rick Moss, our Director of Advocacy and Partnerships, has joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD). Over the past two years Rick has been working diligently on behalf of Jesse’s Journey in the area of advocacy with […]


15th annual Tory’s Tourney

Last weekend was the 15th annual Tory’s Tourney for Jesse’s Journey, hosted by the Provenzano family in Windsor. It was another sold-out tournament – over the last 15 years, this amazing event has raised more than $400,000 for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. And they’ve never been rained out! (knock on wood). Representing Jesse’s Journey were […]


A Note from John Davidson, August 9th

20-years-ago-today was my 122nd day on the road and I had reached London, my home town. It had been four months since I dipped the toes of my running shoes in the cold water of the Atlantic Ocean in St. John’s, Newfoundland and set out to walk across Canada at the age of 52. There’s […]


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