First Walkathon to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Research
Iselin, NJ (PRWEB) August 29, 2008 -- Students, faculty and staff from http://www.sbinj.com [Sanford-Brown Iselin] (SBI), in New Jersey, raised $11,000 for muscular dystrophy research in a first-ever walkathon, last week. Proceeds from the event are in support of local non-profit www.ryansquest.org [Ryan's Quest]. The all-volunteer event was attended by more than 100 walkers, representatives from the local business community and three-year old Ryan Schultz, Ryan's Quest namesake.
"Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating genetic disorder," said Dennis Mascali, president. "Our students, faculty and staff recognized that they could help build awareness and they put a plan in place and carried it through. I am so proud of their accomplishments."
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during early childhood, affecting one out of every 3,500 boys. It is a progressive muscle disorder that causes the loss of muscle function and independence. Typically, boys affected by DMD will lose their ability to walk between the ages of 8 and 14, require respiratory support by their late teens and survive only into their 20s. To date, there is no cure.
Ryan's Quest is a non-profit organization that was founded by David and Maria Schultz after learning of their two-year old son's recent diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. "The sole purpose of organization is to raise awareness and funding for research that has the greatest promise of saving Ryan and other boys with DMD," said David Schultz. "We can't do that alone. The Sanford-Brown team was a great partner and we appreciate their leadership."
About Sanford-Brown Institute - Iselin
Sanford-Brown Institute - Iselin has offered quality career-focused programs to help motivated students advance in their personal and professional goals since 1984, first as the Ultrasound Diagnostic School and now as a member of the Sanford-Brown Institute network of campuses. Programs vary by location. Sanford-Brown Institute - Iselin, a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools, is located at 675 US Route 1, 2nd Floor, in Iselin. For more information call (732) 623-5740 or go to http://www.sbinj.com.
About Ryan's Quest
Hope is the inspiration for Ryan's Quest. Founded by Hamilton, NJ, residents and parents David and Maria Schultz, the sole purpose of the non-profit organization is to raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research. For more information, go to www.ryansquest.org or email ryansquest @ optonline.net.
For information contact:
Sanford-Brown Institute Iselin
(732) 623 5787
arega @ uds-nj.com
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