The fundraiser consisted of members performing 10 push ups for $10 which was led by Jar of Hope founder, James Raffone. Jar of Hope's mission is dedicated to bringing awareness and raising funds directed to ongoing research in the hope of eliminating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which James' son, Jamesy, was diagnosed with in 2013 at the age of 7.
DMD is a rare mutation of the dystrophin gene that results in severe muscle degeneration and affects about 300,000 boys worldwide, with approximately 20,000 cases in the United States. There is, at this time, no cure for DMD.
CKO East Brunswick owners, Kelly Orlandini and Stephanie Ventura, were heart struck when they heard about Jamesy and other young boys diagnosed with this debilitating disease, and were willing to help in any way they could to help Jar of Hope.
The event was extremely successful, raising $625. For more information on Jar of Hope, visit https://jarofhope.org/ and for more information on CKO East Brunswick, visit www.ckoeastbrunswick.com or call (732) 945-5425.
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