CureDuchenne - Together we Can CureDuchenne
July 2012

Community Members Climbed Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside to Raise Funds for CureDuchenne

Team Altura: Carter's Climbers
Team Altura: Carter’s Climbers hike Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside, Calif.

Community members climbed Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside, Calif., on June 23 at 8 a.m. as part of the annual “Climb to CureDuchenne: Pick Your Peak” event. Thirteen people completed the five-mile loop on a beautiful Saturday morning.

Moreno Valley resident and Altura Credit Union employee Rhiannon Ramkissoon organized the Climb to CureDuchenne in Riverside and created “Team Altura: Carter’s Climbers” to raise much needed funding for scientific research to find a cure for Duchenne. Ramkissoon’s son Carter, 8, was diagnosed with Duchenne at the age of 3.

Team Altura: Carter's Climbers
Carter Ramkissoon, 8, participates in the Climb to CureDuchenne in Riverside, organized by his mom Rhiannon.

“When Carter was diagnosed we had never head of Duchenne,” said Ramkissoon. “The money we raised will fund research that can make a real difference in the life of my son and the many other boys with Duchenne. Research is advancing fast, but needs funding.”

Team Altura also had a bake sale and an Altura Credit Union employee fundraiser to support Climb to CureDuchenne.

Thank you to Altura Credit Union, hikers and CureDuchenne supporters for your generosity. Thank you Rhiannon for organizing the Climb to CureDuchenne in Riverside.