The ongoing Caring for Connor Campaign is sponsoring its second-annual “Colour For Connor Day,” a positive call-of-action to bring awareness to the rare form of MD known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The day-long event takes place on Friday, November 28, 2014.
Young Connor Olsen was diagnosed with the devastating Duchenne in 2013, and today, his family continues to make it their mission to raise awareness and funds for him and all boys with the illness, via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/caringforconnorcampaign).
The 2014 “Colour For Connor Day” invites all to wear bright colours to help amplify the discussion about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Even those who work at or attend schools that mandate a particularly dress code or uniform might add a brightly coloured tie or socks to acknowledge the occasion.
The event is truly all about raising awareness, while continuing efforts to raise funds for Connor and the other young children affected by DMD. Participants are encouraged to post photos, as well as “signing up” on a proprietary Facebook page for the event: search “Colour for Connor Day.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1554764004743178/
Connor’s parents Georgina and Wayne Olsen live in Westgate-on-Sea in Kent. The family recently welcomed a second son, Kye. Connor was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in March 2013. The current prognosis for this muscle wasting disease calls for Connor to be in a wheelchair full time by age 10, with the potential for his tragic death around 20 years old.
Although there is no cure for this cruel disease, treatment options continue to make progress. The Caring for Connor Campaign hope to not only benefit Connor, but all other boys who are unlucky enough to be diagnosed with this heartbreaking disease.
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