The month of May is “Defeat Duchenne Month for Jesse’s Journey”. This fundraiser is happening throughout the entire month and many Thames Valley District schools are doing their part to keep the memory of this local hero alive. Jesse Davidson, a former Saunders Secondary School student, lost his battle to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2009 but the journey continues to find a cure to this disease that strikes mostly boys at a very young age.
Schools have until the end of the month to have some fun with students while raising money for research to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Ideas for fundraising events include using your school grounds for a ceremonial “Walk Across Canada” or purchase a shoe card and recreate John’s route across Canada on the school wall. You may contact Jesse's Journey for posters, stickers and other support if you would like to hold an event at your school.
Please click on the link that takes you directly to the Jesse’s Journey home page and register.
In 2012, Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute won the “Best Foot Forward Award” presented by Jesse’s Journey for raising the most money per capita. More than $185,000 was raised by schools, businesses and families who participated last year.
Get all the details at www.jessesjourney.com