Adam and his friends will be taking part in a swimming relay later this month, as part of ‘Move a Mile for Muscles’.
Adam was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2010 at just 4 years old. Adam has not let this prevent him from achieving anything he sets out to do, no matter how difficult it may be for him.
We are very proud to be the parents of Adam and admire him for his courage and determination.” Mary Sevenoaks, Adam’s Mother.
There is currently no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and all the money raised from Adam’s event, will go towards supporting our Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund. The impact of this fund will be far reaching both to Adam and others with the condition around the UK through the potential for the identification of effective treatments for the condition by the research funded.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic inherited condition which causes muscles to weaken throughout a person’s life. Around 1 in 3,500 boys are born with the condition in the UK each year.
The swimming relay will be taking place on the Sunday 23 August at Weymouth swimming pool, where Adam and his friends will be swimming a relay mile. One of his friends has also committed to swim a mile alone!
Julien Lawes Tennis are generously providing a picnic lunch for the children after the swim. Any support other for this event will be greatly accepted whether through donations or by presence at the event itself.
You can support Adam and his friends through their justgiving page.
You can also get involved by visiting our move a mile for muscle page and join us and others for many upcoming events throughout the summer.