Vince Young Hosts Champions to CureDuchenne Event to Find a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Vince Young and his teammates from the 2005 National Championship Team will host the sixth annual Champions to CureDuchenne Austin Texas-sized Tailgate Party on April 11 at The University of Texas Golf Club to raise money to benefit CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Tim and Laura Revell created the Champions to CureDuchenne event to help raise awareness and fund research to find a cure for their sons, 10-year-old Timothy and his 7-year-old Andrew, and the other 300,000 worldwide with Duchenne. Revell has also run the Austin Marathon for the past 10 years to raise money for the cause.
“When our sons were diagnosed there was little hope for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy,” said Tim Revell. “It’s devastating to know your two children, your legacy, won’t out live you. This generation of Duchenne boys could be the first to thrive and survive this devastating disease. The Austin community has an opportunity to be part of the solution. We just need to continue to fund research until there is cure for all boys with Duchenne.”
Duchenne is a progressive muscle-wasting disease that impacts one in 3,500 boys. Boys with Duchenne are usually diagnosed before the age of 5, in a wheelchair by 12 and most don’t survive their mid-20s. Currently, there is no approved treatment for Duchenne. All proceeds of the Champions to CureDuchenne Austin Gala will fund a Duchenne research project led by Dr. Kevin Flanigan from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The Champions to CureDuchenne Austin event is presented by Johnny Carino’s. Event sponsors include HEB, Cullen Family Charitable Foundation, Revenew International LLC, NFL Alumni Austin, The Page Foundation, Summit Stoneworks, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and Audio-Visual Consultations.
The event will feature food, drinks, entertainment and a live and silent auction. The cost is $150 per person. For tickets and more information, please go to www.ChampionsforaCure.org