Annual run continues to spread word about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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‘We are blessed by support and generosity’ When Sandy and Steve Peterson’s son Mitchell was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in 1999, they wondered where they could turn for support. They reached out to another family who also had a son diagnosed with DMD and through them made a connection with Parent Project MD […]

Volley for Mitchell raises $50,000

Mitchell Peterson (front) holds the AT&T donation check of $5,000. He is surrounded by (l–r) Pete MacGregor, Mimi Wyatt, Kristen Hartnagel, Bill Jackson, David Conner, and Ruth Gaudard of AT&T.

Tournament gets $5,000 boost from AT&T The Volley for Mitchell 4-on-4 Charity Volleyball Tournament kicks off its sixth year August 11 thanks to event underwriter AT&T. Volley for Mitchell has raised more than $50,000 to fund research in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Today, returning event sponsor AT&T presented $5,000 during a short ceremony […]

Thirteenth annual Mitchell’s Run coming August 20

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Each year, Mitchell Peterson’s parents, Steve and Sandy, are amazed at the support they receive from the community. Over 100 volunteers help to make the race run smoothly and to bring awareness and money to be donated to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a national nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by parents of children with […]

Mitchell’s Run amazing—again

Mitchell Peterson is the race’s namesake.

Photos by TOM SCOTT It was another phenomenal year for Mitchell’s Run thru Rockford held Saturday, Aug. 20. More than an amazing fundraiser in the fight to find a cure for Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy, the event is in honor of Mitchell Peterson and other boys with Duchennes and a way to raise awareness of the […]

Prizes, music, auction, 1,200 runners through town in 13th Mitchell’s Run

Opening ceremonies at last year’s Mitchell Run.

Stroll along beautiful downtown Rockford with a live band and deejay, and place bids in a silent auction with items including a Nintendo Wii, MSU/Michigan game tickets, a 32GB iPod Touch, a Trek Pure Sport Cruiser bike, or a one-week condo stay in Los Cabos, Mexico, and many local merchant gift certificates as part of […]