Welcome to Fight Duchenne Foundation
The Fight Duchenne Foundation (FDF), is an organisation that was formed out of the desire to see tangible services and benefits given to the families of Australia affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
There are a number of different organisations that focus on the raising of money to find a cure for Duchenne. The FDF however is focused on providing assistance to all Duchenne children, their siblings and families whilst in the fight against time with DMD.
Riders wanted for the Tour Duchenne
The Tour Duchenne is on again raising money in support of the Fight Duchenne Foundation. The ride is guaranteed to be a challenge you will never forget. This event will be the biggest yet with our target of $1 million the end goal. So join us and test your physical endurance and have the joy of meeting the people you are directly impacting, as we ride to make a difference. Make it your goal to ride for kids who can’t.
What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disorder affecting approximately 1 in 3,500 live male births causing death in the late teens or early twenties. It is a genetic disease resulting from a mutation in a gene on the X-chromosome known as the dystrophin gene.
The dystrophin gene is the largest gene in the human body which means that it has a high rate of spontaneous mutations. Consequently, one in three cases of DMD result from novel mutations without any previous family history.