CureDuchenne - Together we Can CureDuchenne
July 2012

Orange County Residents Climbed Quail Hill Trail in Irvine and Raised Money to Find a Cure for Duchenne

Team No Boundaries
More than 100 people join Team “No Boundaries” and hike Quail Trail in Irvine, Calif.

More than 100 people from Orange County climbed Quail Hill Trail in Irvine on June 23 as part of the annual “Climb to CureDuchenne: Pick Your Peak” event. People across the country climbed to increase awareness and raise funds to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Hikers included school children, the Irvine High School football team, young professionals, families and other community members. It was a beautiful day to enjoy a hike with family, friends and colleagues while raising money for CureDuchenne.

Irvine High Football Team
The Irvine High School football team supports Climb to CureDuchenne.
  Young professionals climbing to cure duchenne
Young professionals enjoy Climb to CureDuchenne.

Irvine resident Tiffany Cook helped organize the Orange County Climb to CureDuchenne and created “Team No Boundaries” to raise much needed funding for scientific research to find a cure for Duchenne. Cook’s son Wil, 12, was diagnosed with Duchenne at the age of 7 and is now in a wheelchair.

“I hiked for my son, Wil, who cannot hike because Duchenne muscular dystrophy has stolen that ability from him,” said Cook. “I have three boys in my life with Duchenne: my son, my friend, and my student. Thank you for supporting these boys, and all 300,000 boys around the world living with Duchenne. We want them to know that there are no boundaries to which we will travel to find a cure for Duchenne.”

Team Sage Hill joins the climb
Sage Hill team joins the Orange County Climb to CureDuchenne.

In addition to “Team No Boundaries,” three other teams participated in the hike including Vaqueros, Sage Hill and YP Team Climb to CureDuchenne to raise money in support of CureDuchenne. Collectively, these four teams raised more than $10,000.

Thank you to all the hikers and donors. We appreciate all your support. Thank you to Wells Fargo Quail Hill Branch for sponsoring the Irvine Climb to CureDuchenne event.

Tiffany, thank you for organizing such a successful event.