A Sweet Night Out

posted May 2, 2013, 10:13 AM by News & Citizen

   The community is invited to a chocolate party, silent auction and raffle all to benefit the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy at River Arts on Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m.

People can sample and purchase Dove chocolate items, and there will also be a person on hand talking about prep and different ways to use the chocolate products and recipes.

The Parent Project is leading the fight to end Duchenne – a form of Muscular Dystrophy that only affects males. Duchenne is a progressive genetic condition that weakens and deteriorates the muscles of the body.

Nathan, a 10-year old, fourth grader at Morristown Elementary School was diagnosed with Duchenne in 2009.  Since being diagnosed, Nathan has traveled to Washington D.C. and  he spoke at the Vermont State House about the need for research and approval of drug trials to end Duchenne.  Through PPMD, Nathan and his family has had the opportunity to connect with others living with this condition.