Michael’s Cause

“The face of one young
man with a disease
that affects so many”

Help our fight against
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Make a Difference with Strides! Join Our 5k Run & Walk!

Lace up your sneakers and join the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) at the Michael’s Cause Step for a Cure 5k Run & Walk! This inspiring event takes place on September 22nd, 2024 in Staten Island, NY.

Walk, run, or cheer alongside families and supporters for a cause. Every step you take gets us closer to a cure for DMD.

Ready to be a part of the solution? Learn more and register for the race on our Upcoming Events page.

Step Up for a Cure 2024. Sunday, September 22nd, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Step Up for a Cure 2024. Sunday, September 22nd, 2024 at 9:00 AM

2024 TCS NYC Marathon

Join us as proud sponsors of the 2024 TCS NYC Marathon on November 3, 2024! Secure your spot for this thrilling event, and receive official race day shirts while supporting a noble cause. Discover how your love for running can truly make a meaningful difference. Don’t miss out!

Official Charity Partner of the TCS NYC Marathon 2024
Official Charity Partner of the TCS NYC Marathon 2024

About Michael

Michael Capolongo is a 17-year-old senior in high school on Staten Island, NY. Michael has a magnetic personality. Michael was diagnosed with Duchenne in November 2010 and has endured more in the past 11 years than many have in a lifetime.

About DMD

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder that involves rapidly worsening muscle weakness. It is a recessive x-linked (passes mother to son) form of muscular dystrophy. It results in muscle degeneration, difficulty walking, breathing, and ultimately death. 1 in 3,500 boys is affected worldwide.

Michael’s Cause Helps The Community

Michael’s Cause distributed Lunch tote snack bags to Staten Island University Hospital North and South nursing staff as a thanks for all of the hard work in treating and caring for so many Covid patients over the past several months.

Michael’s Cause was proud to contribute to St. Peter and Paul and Assumption Food Pantry yesterday with the donation of food that was collected from the supporters of Michael’s Cause as well as the Monsignor Farrell Football team. In addition because of funds donated to Michael’s Cause, we were able to present a check to Father Michael Chichon in the amount of $2500 to help keep the pantry stocked in the upcoming weeks. We want to thank Linda D’ Auria Petrocelli and Michelle Petrocelli for making us aware of this very worthwhile cause. We would like to thank all of you for once again helping Michael’s Cause in order to allow us to help the community during this very tough time

Michael's Cause Has Funded over $2.6 million towards research

Thank you to our sponsors, donors and volunteers for supporting Michael’s Cause.

Help our fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy