Thursday, 22 April 2021
We started working with Duchenne UK as our charity partner in 2017. They’re the leading charity working towards accelerating treatments and finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) – a devastating muscle-wasting disease which is the most common genetic killer of children.
The Duchenne Dash is the charity’s signature event, taking place each year to raise valuable funds for the charity. While the pandemic forced 2020’s event to be cancelled, it is relaunching this year in the UK with a unique, Covid-secure twist, aiming to create a bigger impact than ever.
Instead of the usual cycling route, from London to Paris, The Duchenne Dash: Around the World will take place at one of the world’s most famous race tracks, the Goodwood Motor Circuit, on the 3rd July.
A team of cyclists will be challenged to collectively cycle the distance around the world; that’s 40,000KM in just 12 hours! Along the way, they will have the chance to sample food and drink from around the world, while enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime experience of racing around the classic motor track.
The Duchenne Dash was launched eight years ago and has grown year-on-year and raised an incredible £5 million towards DMD research since.
CEO and co-founder of Duchenne UK, Emily Crossley, said
“Undeterred by the impact of the pandemic, we want to make this year bigger and better than before and raise even more towards life-changing research.
Our heart and soul, and our reason for carrying on, are our boys and men, and rare girls, living with DMD. By joining us at the Duchenne Dash: Around the World, not only will you be taking part in a unique team building experience, but be part of something much bigger: our fight to find treatments and a cure for this cruel, life-limiting disease.”
Register for the Duchenne Dash: Around the World
Click here to find out more or to register for the event.
Since our charity partnership began in 2017, our colleagues have raised over £340,000 for Duchenne UK, and continue to raise significant funds to help children with DMD. Learn more here.