“The face of one young
man with a disease
that affects so many”
Help our fight against
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
2023 Step for a Cure 5k run and walk September 17, 2023
Join us on September 17, 2023, for the “2023 Step For A Cure 5k Run And Walk” at Midland Beach Boardwalk. Lace up your running shoes and get ready to make a difference in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The run will kick off at 9 am, followed by the walk at 10 am. This event is organized by Michael’s Cause, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for research towards finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We invite individuals and businesses to show their support by participating in our sponsorship packages, which offer various opportunities for exposure and community engagement. Together, let’s take a step toward a future free from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Michael Capolongo is a 16-year-old junior 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.
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
Check back soon for more upcoming events.
Thank you to our sponsors, donors and volunteers for supporting Michael’s Cause.
Help our fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy