Racing to End Duchenne 2017
In 2017, Willmeng was pleased to have supported Sam’s Day yet another year. In 2005, Sam Killian was diagnosed with Duchenne MD. He is now 16-years-old, and his event has raised more than $1.5 million in the last decade. This year’s fundraiser raised nearly $195,000 of a $200,000 goal, all of which has gone directly to finding a cure for Duchenne. This is the largest amount that Sam’s Day has ever raised.
Sam’s Day was created as a way to educate individuals about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Duchenne MD), a progressive disease that robs male adolescence of muscular abilities. The organization raises funds to support research by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), an organization founded almost 20 years ago by families of boys with Duchenne. There are over 150,000 boys around the world affected by the disease and 20,000 in the US alone.
“Sam’s Day is an event that Willmeng supports annually as a way to show support and sensitivity to the challenge that our friend at Clarion Partners, John Killian, and his family are facing,” said Tom Jarvis, Willmeng’s vice president of sales and pre-lease estimating. “He and his family are brave and so willing to tell their story.”
Make an online donation to PPMD here or send a check made out to PPMD to:
Sam’s Night 2017
c/o John Killian
1717 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1900
Dallas, TX 75202