THE CAMPING VENUE DURING ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
THE CYCLE HUB PROUD SUPPORTERS OF
For the duration of the UCI Road World Championships, the Cycle Hub at Beech Tree Farm will be raising awareness of the Duchenne UK charity.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the most common fatal
genetic disease diagnosed in childhood. The disease almost always affect boys,
and they tend to be diagnosed before the age of 5. Duchenne muscular dystrophy
is classified as a rare disease. There are around 2,500 patients in the UK and
an estimated 300,000 sufferers worldwide.
Children born with DMD have a fault, known as a mutation, on
their dystrophin gene, the longest gene in the body. The fault means that they
cannot produce dystrophin, a protein that is vital for muscle strength and
function. This lack of dystrophin results in a progressive deterioration of
muscle strength and function.
Duchenne UK is a lean, ambitions and highly focused charity
with a clear vision; to fund and accelerate treatments and find a cure for DMD
and to do so in a decade. TO END DUCHENNE IN TEN.
For more information or to support the charity, please visit www.duchenneuk.org