ABOUT THE WALK TO DEFEAT DUCHENNE
The Walk to Defeat Duchenne unites families from coast to coast to raise awareness and funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Jesse’s Journey was born through determination, commitment, and going the distance for the people we love. In 1995, John Davidson from London, Ontario set out on an incredible mission to push his 15-year-old son, Jesse, across Ontario in his wheelchair. Three years later, John found himself on the road again – this time alone, walking for 286 days across Canada. These gruelling challenges helped raise millions of dollars for Duchenne research and vital awareness in communities across Canada. Today, families across the country are encouraged to choose a distance and location in their community and walk to raise funds for this fatal disease.
Complete the Founder’s Challenge walking 33 kilometers – the daily trek of John and Jesse Davidson during their 1995 walk across Ontario. Choose to walk the full 33 KM leading up to or on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
NEW THIS YEAR: Join the #WalktoDefeatDMD Club on Strava and track your progress in your Participant Centre