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

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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

Help our fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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About Michael

Michael Capolongo is a thirteen-year-old 8th grader who attends IS75 in Staten Island, NY. Michael has a magnetic personality. Michael was diagnosed with Duchenne in November 2010 and has endured more in the past 8 years than many have in a lifetime.

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About Michael

Michael Capolongo is a twelve year old 7th grader who attends IS75 in Staten Island, NY. Michael has a magnetic personality. Michael was diagnosed with Duchenne in November 2010 and has endured more in the past 8 years than many have in a lifetime.

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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 are affected worldwide.

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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 are affected worldwide.

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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 are affected worldwide.

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Michael's Cause Helps The Community

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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.
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Michael's Cause was proud to contribute to the 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

Upcoming events


2022 NYC Half Marathon

Sunday, March 20, 2022
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Please join the Michael’s Cause team and run in the 2022 NYC Half Marathon on Sunday March 20, 2022 . Michael’s Cause raises awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and directs all proceeds to the best medical and scientific research to find better treatments and a future cure. Those suffering with Duchenne lose usually lose the ability to walk between the ages of 8 and 12. Join our team in 2022 and run for the boys who have trouble running and walking. This is the 3 rd year in a row Michael’s Cause is a proud sponsor in the race. Runners will gain entry into the race. In addition you will receive the NY Road Runners online training program as well as Michael’s Cause running apparel. You will be required to raise $1500 by December 1, 2021, through social media and other donations. In addition we will hold a raffle to help in your fund raising efforts. Please contact me at 917-443-5384 if you are interested in joining the 2022 half marathon team.

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

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

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