Since 1995, Jesse’s Journey has strongly believed in strong partnerships with academics and clinicians to fund the most promising research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This focus and fundraising effort have brought us to granting more than $13.1 million across 45 research projects. We have attracted applications from leading Duchenne researchers from all over the world including the United States, UK, Netherlands and Japan, and in 2020, we received the highest number of grant applications in our 25-year history!
Our vision is a world free from the physical and emotional anguish of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We know we can get there, and we know that research is the key. But we also know this: if research doesn’t get funded, it doesn’t happen and if we don’t advocate for access to treatments once they are discovered, our boys and young men will suffer. We would not be here if it weren’t for the generosity and vision of our donors – thank you for your continued support to #defeatduchenne.
Click here to learn more about the 2019/20 research grant recipients and our continued research funding.