Our Mission

The mission of Michael’s Cause is to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as well as direct funding for research by building a strong foundation for future treatments and a possible cure.

Our goal is to save our son’s life and the many thousands of boys afflicted with this fatal disease.

-Robert & Theresa Capolongo

Michaels Cause Inc

On behalf of our family and everyone at Michael's Cause we would like to thank all of you for helping make our 3rd annual Step for a Cure 5k Run and Walk a complete success!!
We raised awareness of Duchenne and will be able to direct vital funding for research.  Thank you for giving our son a chance!!

In addition we thank our generous sponsors:

Event Sponsors:

UFCW Local 1D/2D, Honda of Staten Island, Stavros, Bayridge Toyota, Anthony Demartino foundation and 1st Choice Industries

Race Day Bib Sponsor:

Eltingville Florist

Mile Marker Sponsors:

 Hanley Funeral Home, Fort Funding Corp, Approved Oil, RealestateSINY.com, UFC Gym Staten Island, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Stop & Stor, Louis and Richard Nicotra Foundation, Titanium Construction

Race Day T-Shirt Sponsors

Walgreens, Island Medical, Savant USA Limited, Career CO, Amerlite Electric Corp, Victory Healing Arts Chiropractic sports medicine and physical therapy, Highbeam Electric, Fast Signs, Aggressive Pest Elimination, South Shore Rotary Club, Jody's Club Forest, Vestis Insurance, Casey Funeral Home, Shoprite/Mannix, Carter Ledyard and Milburn LLP, Angelina's Ristorante, In memory of Michael Medina, Lombardi's Harley, K-10 Electric, Dependable Autobody, Adelphi University, Comprehensive Wealth and Valpak 

A Special Thanks to the Richmond Rockets and  

 Thanks to SIAC for scoring the race!!

Thank you Congressman Grimm and NYC Councilman Vincent Ignizio for your continued support!!

We also thank all of our food and services that were donated by the following:

Alfonso's Pastry Shoppe, Mikey Bagels, Tottenville Bagels, Bagel Depot, Vanderbilt, Top Tomato, Chock Full of Nuts, 7-Eleven, R. Ippolito Distributing, Buffalo Wild Wings, Subway, Nucci's South/North, Uncle Louie G, Edie's Crumb Cakes, Mona Lisa Pizzeria, Utz, Gary Serventi and Son, McDonald's, Cake Chef

Party Jam, Good to be Framed, Chocolate Fantasy, DJ Hershey Kiss,and the Brielle Von Hugel!!

Thanks to Dream Dance for the great performance for Michael!!



On Saturday November  9, 2013, Chris and Mari Capolongo's son Alex celebrated his 1st birthday party at Cowgirl NYC.  Chris and Mari have supported Michael and Michael's Cause in every way from the beginning.  These great people decided in lieu of presents for Alex to have donations sent to Michael's Cause.  To date, $736 has been donated to Michael's Cause from family and friends of Mari and Chris.Thank You Mari and Chris for always thinking of Michael and Michael's Cause.  We wish Alex a very happy 1st birthday and he will one day be proud that he was a part in helping us find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy!!


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Michael visits the Boomer and Carton show