26 September 2017
VMI raises more than 96,000 Euro with Duchenne Heroes
With an impressive finish in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, the VMI Duchenne Heroes team completed their seven day mountain bike tour. A team of 38 mountain bikers and 14 support team members have participated last week in this event and raised over 96,000 Euros for the Duchenne Parent Project.
Each year, VMI participates in a challenging sportive event to raise money for charity. The VMI team was the largest team in the 12-year history of the Duchenne Heroes and made a substantial contribution to the little over 1 million Euros that was raised with this year’s edition.
The Duchenne Heroes is seven days of mountain biking, 700 or 500 kilometers off road, through mountainous Saarland and Vulkaaneifel in Germany and Luxembourg, over famous tracks in the Ardennes, Belgium, finishing in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The goal is to raise money for research to treat and cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a muscle disease. When you are born with Duchenne, your muscles slowly deteriorate and become weaker over time. Duchenne mostly affects boys and at this moment there is no cure or no way of preventing this devastating disease. The money raised with Duchenne Heroes goes to the Duchenne Parent Project, a parent organization dedicated to research and finding a cure for Duchenne.