Our Partner Cure Rare Disease and the Fight Against DMD

Updated on June 11th, 2019

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    Disclaimer: Before You Read

    It is important to know that your genes are not your destiny. There are various environmental and genetic factors working together to shape you. No matter your genetic makeup, maintain ideal blood pressure and glucose levels, avoid harmful alcohol intake, exercise regularly, get regular sleep. And for goodness sake, don't smoke.

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    Over 7,000 rare diseases have been identified and nearly 1 in 10 Americans may have a rare disease. Our mission to create awareness about those diseases that stem from genetic disorders took a giant leap forward recently, as we announced our partnership with Cure Rare Disease.

    Cure Rare Disease (CRD) was founded by Rich Horgan, a Blavatnik scholar at Harvard University. Rich’s family has been afflicted by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy across three generations, including his younger brother.

    CRD is advancing the science to develop a therapeutic treatment for the disease, along with several other rare diseases.

    Here is a powerful video telling their story.

    To read the official announcement of our partnership, go here.