The JettRide is a cross country bike-a-thon. As they did in the 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 JettRides, the JettRiders will ride for those who can’t: boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders (NMD).
In fact, the JettRiders are the teenaged siblings, relatives and friends of those individuals with NMD. The ride is just one of the many ways they support their loved ones affected by NMD.
Christine McSherry, founder of the Jett Foundation, puts it this way: “Most of us parents have found support through our peers, whether it’s through Facebook, email or phone. Our children who are not affected by NMD don’t have the same support, and the JettRide gives them the opportunity to connect with other teens who are living through the same experiences and build lifelong friendships.”
If you think you or someone you know would like to be a rider, check out our rider application.
If you are interested in becoming a Rider for a Day you can download the application.
What is it like to be a JettRider? Take a look here for a glimpse!
About the Jett Foundation
The Jett Foundation is one of the leading organizations in the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Since 2001, the Jett Foundation has raised over $2 million for Duchenne research.
The foundation currently funds the Jett Program for Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders (JPPND) at Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Additionally, the Jett Foundation provides resources for treatments, adaptive activities and advocacy for families affected by Duchenne.