Jesse's Journey Foundation

Vaincre Duchenne. Changer des vies.


2018 is a very special year for Jesse’s Journey – it marks the 20th anniversary of John Davidson’s walk across Canada, and is also on track to be the year we grant our 10 millionth dollar to research!

Brian Connor's Rice Lake Challenge - August 24, 2019

The 11th annual Rice Lake Challenge is back again! This event has been unstoppable, with so many ways to get involved over the years: The 4.5km swim across Rice Lake, the 101km cycle around Rice Lake, the 31km paddle along Rice Lake, Tyler's Walk, and the Yes We Can golf tournament! To donate or register for this year's event click here.

(video credit: Chanel Irwin)

Brock Janes Golf Classic - August 24, 2019

Join us at Deer Creek Golf in Ajax for this year's Brock Janes Golf Classic. This is the 11th year for this tournament, and to date we have raised over $200,000 for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research.

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

8:00am Registration & Breakfast  |  9:00am Shotgun Start  |  1:00pm Lunch Banquet

Deer Creek Golf
2700 Audley Rd. N.
Ajax, ON  L1Z 1T7

For more information contact Lee Janes 416.991.4887 or

SQUADUP! - September 7, 2019

Jesse's Journey's newest fundraising event! Whether it's Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch, Catan, Risk, Monopoly or any other game, register for SQUADUP! 2019, fundraise and play!

Register here

Pull a Plane to Defeat Duchenne 2019 - October 6, 2019

Pull A Plane 2019

Co-Hosted by the Commercial Aviation Management program at Western University

Test your strength and your might at the 2nd Annual Pull A Plane, hosted by Jesse's Journey and Western's Commercial Aviation Management program!

Register your team of 5 and start fundraising! See who can pull a 10,000lb, beautifully-restored Canadian T33 across the apron at the Jet Aircraft Museum.

Register here

Prizes for the fastest times in each division!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Event Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Jet Aircraft Museum, London ON

Defeat Duchenne Family Forum Calgary - November 2, 2019

Join us on November 2nd, 2019 for our Defeat Duchenne Family Forum in Calgary, Alberta.

This unique event - tailored to families in Canada affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy - features updates from researchers, clinical trials in Canada, standards of care, pharmaceutical progress, registries and why the matter, 'how to' advocate and much more!

Click here for more information and to register

Looking to Volunteer for Jesse’s Journey? Fill out the form here


Past Events

Max's Big Climb - July 22, 2019

Max's Big Ride is partnering with Mattamy Homes to present the fourth annual Max's Big Climb - The Race Against Time - to raise money for a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Click here for more information.

Ice Cream and Donut Ride to Defeat Duchenne - June 22, 2019

Join us on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Hamilton’s Bayfront Park for a fun and family-friendly bicycle ride to help defeat Duchenne muscular dystrophy and help save the lives of boys like Max. Click here for more information.

Max's Big Ride - June 3 - 9, 2019

Eight year old Max and his father Andrew are hitting the road with their family on June 3, 2019 for their fifth annual Max’s Big Ride and they would love your support! Click here for more information.

Fleetwood Country Cruize In - May 31, June 1 & 2

An automotive extravaganza like no other!

May 31, 2019
Big Top Show and Kickoff Party featuring:
Paul Revere’s Raiders
Mitch Ryder
Rare Earth's Peter Rivera
Gary Lewis & The Playboys

June 1
Car show - 7am-5pm
Big Top Buffet Dinner Show featuring Tony Orlando

June 2
Car show - 7am-5pm

For more information about the car show and tickets for the Big Top shows, visit

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Walk to Defeat Duchenne - May 26, 2019

Register now for the Walk to Defeat Duchenne in Springbank Gardens, London ON. Create your personal fundraising page, collect pledges, and walk the route through Springbank on May 26! Click here for more details or to register.

Defeat Duchenne Family Forum and Celebration Dinner - May 25, 2019

Presented by: PTC Logo
Join us on May 25, 2019 for the first Defeat Duchenne Family Forum and Celebration Dinner.

This unique event – tailored to families in Canada affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy – will feature updates about the latest research, clinical trials currently recruiting in Canada, the International Preferences for Duchenne Treatments study out of Johns Hopkins University, and more.

Click here for more details and to register.

London Honda BBQ - May 24 & 25

Join us at London Honda for our annual fundraising BBQ in support of Jesse's Journey! Make a donation and enjoy your lunch and find out more about the great work we are doing on May 24 and 25.

Virtual Walk-Run-Roll - February 1 - May 26, 2019

Join us for the 2nd annual Virtual Walk-Run-Roll! This virtual event is perfect for individuals, families, friends, or co-workers who want to raise funds to support Duchenne muscular dystrophy research and would prefer to walk, run, or roll in their communities.

Click here for more information about the Virtual-Walk-Run-Roll and to register!

HSKA Volleyball Tournament - January 20, 2019

Thank you to the Human Kinetics Students Association for hosting their second annual Indoor Volleyball Tournament for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy! The event sold out and raised $900 for Duchenne research! Thank you!