ⓘ Jesses Journey is a Canadian charity focused on funding research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Founded in 1994 and named for Jesse Davidson, Jesses Journey ..

                                     

ⓘ Jesses Journey

Jesses Journey is a Canadian charity focused on funding research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Founded in 1994 and named for Jesse Davidson, Jesses Journey is based out of London, Ontario with a satellite office in Montreal, Quebec. Jesses Journey is the only Canadian charity that solely exists to fund research into Duchenne.

                                     

1. History

Jesse Davidson was six years old when he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In 1994, The Davidsons created The Foundation for Gene and Cell Therapy known as Jesses Journey. On May 20, 1995, Jesses Journey began its first steps at the Manitoba/Ontario border. Jesses father, John Davidson, walked 3.300 kilometres to Ottawa, pushing Jesse in his wheelchair. This first journey raised $1.5M for research. Davidson is the holder of the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of Canada on foot.

On April 10, 1998 – Jesses 18th birthday – Jesses Journey: A Fathers Tribute began. John Davidsons goal was to cross Canada on foot, raising funds and awareness across the country. Davidson succeeded in walking the 8.300 kilometres across Canada and raised $2M for research. This allowed The Foundation for Gene and Cell Therapy to create the Jesse Davidson Endowment – a fund that in 2015 stands at $11M and is a vehicle through which Jesse’s Journey can fund research in perpetuity, until a cure is found.

In 1998 Davidson and his mother Sherene along with Journey volunteer Mario Chioini flew to Paris, France to assist the French Association le Dystrophe Musculaire with their 30-hour telethon.

On November 6, 2009, at the age of 29, Davidson lost his battle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

On Christmas Eve 2009, one month after his son Jesse died, Davidson carried the Olympic Torch as Londons final torch-bearer in the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, in honour of his son who had been named Londons official torch-bearer earlier in the year.

                                     

2. Research

Jesses Journey is the only Canadian charity that solely exists to fund research into treatments and a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Through a rigorous annual granting process, Jesses Journey seeks to fund the most promising research from around the world. Proposals are peer-reviewed by external reviewers.

In 2015, the 20th anniversary of John and Jesses journey across Ontario, Jesses Journey reached a milestone by for the first time granting more than $1M in a single year.

                                     
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