The Jett Foundation is one of the leading not for profit organizations fighting to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Since 2001, the Jett Foundation has raised over $6 million for Duchenne research, support, programs, and advocacy.
In 2007, Jett Foundation began coordinating the JettRide, a cycling tour that aims to raise awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Over the years, this event has taken the form of cross-country and half-country rides. Our riders are teenaged and young adult siblings, relatives and friends of individuals with Duchenne and other neuromuscular diseases. The JettRide is just one of the many ways these individuals support their loved one– all riders ride for those who can’t.
Christine McSherry, Founder and Executive Director of the Jett Foundation, believes that “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 neuromuscular diseases 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.”
In 2015, we will be doing a one day, half-century ride for individuals and teams of all ages. For more information, please visit our Register page.