About DMD and JOA
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal progressive disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence. John Owen’s Adventure Inc. (JOA) is dedicated to discovering a treatment, improving research and establishing education and awareness programs about DMD for all individuals who are affected by this disease. JOA is also committed to raising awareness and research dollars to treat juvenile diabetes, a chronic disease affecting nearly 26 million Americans.
JOA is a proud member of the Duchenne Alliance.
The Alliance is a group "of independent Duchenne organizations dedicated to advancing our missions to improve quality of life, care, and treatment of those affected by Duchenne. Our goals will be achieved by building trust, sharing knowledge, leveraging resources, and streamlining business practices. Each organization will be held to achieve their own mission as we collectively serve the entire Duchenne community."
Thank you to our amazing friends at Mansour Gavin LPA for making the JOA Picnic in the Park their 2016 Company Picnic event! What a blessing to have the constant support of this amazing group of professionals, always seeking ways to #derailduchenne!