COLBY'S CRUSADE IN PEMBROKE SATURDAY 5/19/2017 4:48:38 PM
The fifth annual Colby's Crusade is on at the Kiwanis Field House in Pembroke tomorrow (Saturday). Colby Audette was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was eight years old. The rare condition affects roughly one in 3,600 boys. There is currently no cure for the disorder, which progressively weakens the muscles in the arms and legs. Due to progressive muscle weakness, Duchenne patients are often wheelchair bound between the ages of seven and 13 years old. Colby is now 14 and is unable to walk without someone holding him up. All the funds raised from Colby's Crusade will go towards enhancing his life. Colby's mother, Gloria says there will be a couple new activites this year.
Last year alone, the event raised $11,000 which was placed in a trust account to go towards the eventual purchase of a $65,000 accessible van with a ramp system.