North Broward Prep
Hello to the North Broward Prep Community! Allow us to introduce ourselves. Our names are Alexa Aaronson, Reagan Aronoff and Natali Vasquez. We are Seniors at NBPS. JAR of HOPE is an organization very close to our hearts. This foundation supports research and treatment of Duchenne Disease. It is a form of Muscular Dystrophy that children are born with and begins to affect them at an early age. Duchenne is particularly aggressive and there currently is no cure, however, there is realistic hope on the horizon due in part to the efforts of JAR of HOPE.
This particular foundation was started by Jim ad Karen Raffone who have vowed to find a cure for their son Jamesy and all children stricken with this disease. We are inspired by the Raffones and their commitment to eradicating this disease, so we have decided to join them!
Duchenne MD is a muscle wasting disease. A simple pushup creates permanent damage to the muscles of a child with Duchenne. So for this reason, on October 23, we are hosting a JAR of HOPE “Hands on the Floor – 10 Push Ups for $10” event at NBPS. We are going to do the pushups that Duchenne kids cannot. We are asking all students to join us in doing just 10 pushups and donate $10 to change a life. Jim Raffone will also be joining us to tell his son’s story and to cheer us on. It will be a fun way to support a great cause! Will you join us?
Please press the “DONATE NOW” button in order to pre-register.
Thank you, and hope to see you there!