Franklin Square kickboxing marathon raises money toward Duchenne muscular dystrophy research
A kickboxing marathon in Franklin Square raised money and awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
CKO Kickboxing hosted Jar of Hope’s fundraiser to find a cure for the rare, fatal childhood disease.
The foundation was founded by Jim Raffone after his son James was diagnosed with Duchenne when he was 4.
The disease occurs only once in every 3,500 live births, mostly in boys. Most die of the disease in their early 20s.
Raffone saif seeing the support of so many strangers gives him hope.
“It really puts a lot of wind in my sails…because it gives me hope that my fighting is being heard and that we can make a change. We can make a difference in this world,” he said.
The kickboxing marathon already raised $10,000 that will go toward research to find a cure.