Melissa's 2011 JettRide


Melissa's 2011 JettRide

Melissa's 2011 JettRide

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. ~Edward Everett Hale

I am honored and excited to once again be participating in JettRide. Like last summer, I will assist in leading a group of teens who are riding their bikes to help those with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a devastating, progressive neuromuscular disorder which robs those diagnosed of their independence and eventually their lives. The group of young, but determined teens will bike 1500 miles from Minneapolis, MN to Point Pleasant, NJ to unite families and communities affected by DMD nation-wide and to raise awareness and funds to eradicate this disorder. I will be joining the group for the second half of the trip – from Toledo, OH to Point Pleasant, NJ.

I can’t tell you how incredible last year’s trip was – for both those riding, and the DMD families we visited along the way. The trip brought such hope and excitement to the families, and a great sense of accomplishment for those riding – knowing they were able to do this challenging event for something bigger than themselves.

DMD is the most common type of muscular dystrophy, affecting approximately 1 out of every 3,500 boys. Most kids with DMD lose the ability to walk by the age of 12 and lose their lives by the age of 20. There is currently no treatment or cure for DMD.

Please support me in this ride to help find a cure for DMD, and in leading teens to challenge themselves while helping other kids.

You can either contribute through this website, or if you would rather send a check, please make it payable to The Jett Foundation, 42 Elm Street, Suite 3, Kingston, MA 02364, with my name & JettRide written in the Memo. The Jett Foundation will issue you a tax deductible receipt for your contribution. You can check out the Jett Foundation at – and more about JettRide at!

Many thanks for your support -- and please forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!


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