Funded Projects

Michael’s Cause contributes 100% of proceeds for programs, grants, and projects that support its mission to provide and appropriate funds that benefit the community for which it serves. Funds are not to be used for institutional, administrative, overhead, or indirect costs, only direct patient care or research.

  • 11/1/2022$65,000.00

    Mobility Works - Accessible Vans - Pietro Scarso
  • 10/18/2022$750.00

    Hope for Gus -Nepal Homes for MD boys
  • 8/16/2022$13,800.00

    Mobility Works - Accessible Vans - John Perrina
  • 8/12/2022$25,000.00

    Jett Foundation - Accessible Vans - Jett Giving Fund
  • 7/22/2022$4,789.50

    Pietro Scarso- Rifton Chair
  • 6/2/22$1,751.00

    Omari Stennett - Scale
  • 3/29/2022 $289.00

    Pietro Scarso - Shower Buddy Chair
  • 2/11/2022$13,000.00

    Jett Foundation - Spencer Family Van
  • 2/11/2022$50,000.00

    Univ of Washington - Non Viral Gene Therapy - Myosana Theraputics
  • 1/5/2022$3,999.00

    Pietro Scarso - Porto Mobility - Scooter for Mobility
  • 12/28/2021$50,000.00

    Univ of Washington - Non Viral Gene Therapy - Myosana Theraputics
  • 11/4/2021$3,999.00

    Ryan Schultz - Porto Mobility - Scooter for Mobilty
  • 9/7/2021$11,790.00

    West Coast Sales Company - Tanner Rico -Accessible Van
  • 8/31/2021$2,994.00

    Conner Curran - Ranger Quattro Scooter Mobility
  • 8/1/2021$14,995.00

    Consolidated Medical Supply - Stair lift for Omari Stennett
  • 7/29/2021$23,000.00

    Hunter Burk - Dodge Caravan Access Van
  • 6/18/2021$4,180.00

    James Crudup - AC unit for 31 Year Old Jason
  • 5/27/2021$100,000.00

    Casimir - DVA Development Program - Video Trial for Endpoints DMD
  • 3/28/2021$20,000

    Ryan Schultz - Ramps for house and Dock.
  • 12/28/2020$100,000.00

    Charley's Fund - The Duchenne Program at UMass Medical School. Duchenne Clinic Funding
  • 12/28/2020$10,000.00

    Jett Foundation - Funding for Accessible Van for the Keegan Moore - 12 years old Kyle, TX
  • 11/8/2020$11,333.00

    Walking Strong - Accessible Van for Rickey Wheeler
  • 9/4/2020$10,000.00

    MGH Institute of Health Professions - Elise Townsend, PhD, DPT, PCS. DMD Motor Outcomes Trajectories Project
  • 8/22/2020$10,500.00

    Gibraltor Home Improvement - Accessible Ramp for Omari Stennett
  • 5/21/2020$5,500.00

    Linda Medina - Funeral Expense for Son Jesus Garcia Medina
  • 4/20/2020$20,000.00

    Team Joseph Corona Virus Relief Fund Marissa Penrod
  • 3/3/2020 $15,484.00

    Matthew DeRicci Abby Lifts Hoyer Lift
  • 1/26/2020$66,667.00

    University of Missouri Gene Therapy Dr. Dongsen Duan Study of pathway for Gene Therapy
  • 05/22/2019$147,333

    Of Mice and Measures, Casimir Video Scales, Electrical Imendance Myography. In Collaboration with Charley's Find, Pietro's Fight and Ryan's Quest.
  • 07/17/2019$50,000

    Funding towards an accessible van for Brandon Petronzi
  • 05/15/2018$25,000

    Oteoprotegerin (OPG) - Dr. Jerome Frenette University of Laval. OPG Bone Protector Rescues Fast Twitch Muscles.
  • 05/15/2018$15,000

    Quercetin - Dr. Josh Selsby University of Iowa: Effects of a Quercetin Cocktail.
  • 12/27/2017$30,000

    DMD Therapeutics. Dr. Ron Berenson/Dr. Carlo Rago - OPG Eficacy Study
  • 10/21/2017$35,000

    Team Joseph - Dr. John Lynn Jeffries. Phrixus Pharmaceuticals. Carmaseal
  • 09/27/2017$10,350

    DMD Therapeutics. Dr. Ron Berenson/Dr. Carlo Rago - OPG Eficacy Study
  • 09/20/2017$24,840

    University of Missouri OPG - Dr. Dongsheg Duau. OPG Confirmation Study - funding to Ryans Quest who paid Univ of Missouri
  • 04/07/2017$50,000

    Montelukast University of Missouri - Montelukast. Dr.Donsheng Duan / Dr. Bob McDonald.
  • 04/07/2017$37,500

    Kennedy Krieger Institute Myoblast Therapy - Myoblasts derived from IPSC's. Dr. Kathryn Wagner
  • 01/15/2017$25,000

    DMD Therapeutics - Osteoprotegerin. Dr. Ron Berenson / Dr. Carlo Rago.
  • 08/08/2016$15,000

    Phrixus Pharmaceuticals - Carmeseal - Clinical Trial - for treatment of heart failure and respiratory dysfunction in DMD
  • 08/04/2016$100,000

    DMD Therapeutics - Relaxin - Dr. Ronald Berenson. Anti-Fibrotic agent to help with fibrosis in treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • 04/15/2016$15,000

    Project Goldilocks: Jackson Laboratories - Better Mouse Model for Duchenne testing.
  • 03/20/2016$70,000

    DDID 100108 Oteoprotegerin (OPG): Dr. Jerome Frenette - OPG Bone Protector rescues fast twitch muscles
  • 12/14/2015$40,000

    DDID # 100084 - Seratonin Modulators in Zebra Fish - Dr Louis Kunkel (Boston Childrens) - Effects of Seratonin Modulators in Zebra Fish and Mice
  • 10/01/2015 $10,000

    Grant/Donation - Hugo W. Moser - Hugo H Moser Research Laboratory - Fund Dr Wagner Laboratory for research.
  • 07/28/2015$5,000

    Treat NMD / Tact Review: Funding for Tact Review - Fund research for review committee on DMD research treatments
  • 06/27/2015$10,000

    DDID # 100094 Plasma Micro RNA Profiling: Dr Julie Saba (Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland - S1P Lyaselnibitor Pilot in MDX Mice
  • 05/12/2015$70,000

    DDID 10096 Reveragen VBP15. This research project will be an alternative to commonly used glucocorticoids with less side effects.
  • 03/08/2015$50,000

    DMD Therapeutics - Osteoprotegerin. Dr. Ron Berenson / Dr. Carlo Rago.
  • 03/08/2015$25,000

    DMD Therapeutics - Osteoprotegerin. Dr. Ron Berenson / Dr. Carlo Rago.
  • 11/6/2014$70,000

    Phase I/IIa Follistatin Gene Therapy Trial. Dr. Jerry Mendell, Director Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus Ohio. Gene therapy is revolutionary science in our continued fight for better treatments and a future cure for Duchenne.
  • 10/9/2014$20,000

    Natural hormone study that has effects on muscle that may benefit patients with DMD. In animal studies it has been demonstrated to regenerate damaged skeletal muscle.
  • 08/07/2014$25,000

    DDID #100087 - Suppressing the level of inflammation in the muscle - Keith Foster, University of Reading, UK
  • 07/15/2014$30,000

    Halo Therapeutics: HT100 Phase 1/2, Anti Fibriotic agent for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
  • 01/04/2014$7,500

    Natural hormone which has the ability to regenerate muscle, reduce scarring, and improve cardiac function
  • 12/19/2013$20,000

    DDID #100077 Multicenter randomized double-blind dose titration phase II study in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to evaluate the efficacy and the tolerability of the combinations of Ibuprofen and Isosorbide Dinitrate. Conducted by Emillio Clementi, MD Phd, professor of pharmacology, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Milano-E.Medea Scientific Institute.
  • 12/17/2013$5,000

    Assist in payment to O’Neill and Associates for their lobbying efforts to help further research in DMD.
  • 11/08/2013$15,000

    DDID #100071 Quercetin - Determining the mechanisms whereby a Quercetin enriched diet interrupts disease process in DMD.
  • 06/28/2013$70,000

    Halo Therapeutics: HT100 Phase 1/2, Anti Fibriotic agent for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
  • 03/26/2013$15,000

    Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Kreiger for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research
  • 01/27/2013$5,000

    Superior Mouse Model for DMD drug development.
  • 01/04/2013$10,000

    Measurement of in vivo respiratory and cardiac function during dietary enrichment in animal models of DMD.
  • 01/04/2013$5,000

    Development of Dystrophin Independent Therapy for DMD.
  • 06/22/2012$10,000

    Muscle regeneration available research available with compounds delivered as nutraceutical. Using an unbiased screen a genetic pathway was identified and associated compounds that regenerate muscle in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy mouse and fly models. Funding will assist in furthering research in this area.
  • 5/22/2012$30,000

    Preparation of the Anti-Fibrotic Halofuginone for use in a multi-center Phase II clinical trial. Halofuginone is an anti-fibrotic and muscle regeneration promoter. To date 1.1 million dollars has been funded to help this project get to phase II clinical trial.
  • 04/06/2012$5,500.00

    The effects of Poloxamer-188 (Carmeseal) on cardiac and skeletal muscle function in MDX mice. Cardiac Function plays an important role in those affected by DMD. Funding will help further research with this drug to see hopeful benefit.
  • 04/06/2012$1,000

    Duchenne Dashboard Phases V and VI. The Duchenne Dashboard allows foundations to co-identify co-understand and co-fund projects in order to conquer Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Funding in this area is necessary to maintain upgrades to the Dashboard.

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