Comedy Show to Benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

James Radke

Do you like comedy? Do you want to help a rare disease community?

Here is your chance.
On October 14, Komedy for a Kause will take place at the Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, MA.
Proceeds from the show will go towards the Jett Foundation which is focused on finding treatments for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The show will feature Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeny, Jackie the Joke Man Martin, Johnny Pizzi, Jerry Thornton, Christine Hurley, and Richie Minervini.
In a FaceBook posting, actor Steve Schirripa said the following about the upcoming event…

Tickets are $39.99 (general admission) $60.00 (VIP). Doors open at 6:00 PM for VIP ticket holders and 7:00 PM general admission. Show begins at 8:00 PM.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by lack of a functional dystrophin protein, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact. Patients with progressive muscle disorder experience symptoms in early childhood, losing the ability to walk as early as age 10. These patients, mostly boys, experience life-threatening heart and lung complications in their late teens and twenties.

There are many subsets of the Duchenne population based on the type of mutation found in the dystrophin gene. Only one treatment has been approved for this rare disease - Exondys 51 - that is only beneficially for about 13% of DMD patients.

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