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07 September 2023 - Duchenne Awareness DAY

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7 September marks World Duchenne Awareness Day (WDAD), a disease in which we as a company are particularly involved.

Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies (DMD/BMD) are rare genetic diseases that cause progressive muscle degeneration. They are caused by a mutation on the X chromosome, which is why mainly males are affected, and every year, 1 in 5,000 children are born with DMD worldwide.

The aim of this day is precisely to make people more aware.

The theme of World Day 2023 is 'Duchenne: Breaking Barriers' People with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD) face physical, health and social barriers. This severely limits their ability to participate fully in community life and activities. That is why on 7 September everyone is invited to take responsibility for helping to break down barriers for people living with DMD/BMD to create an inclusive society and build a better future.

To learn more about the theme www.worldduchenne.org