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 […]

Record-setting run raises $77,000

Going and growing  Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford enjoyed another amazingly succesful event this year, with 1,800 runners participating and raising $77,000. In its eleventh year, the Run has donated over $600,000 to Project Parent Musucular Dystrophy in Mitchell Peterson’s name. Mitchell, 13, along with family and volunteers, has raised awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Annual run, picnic and auction draws record runners, breaks fundraising best

  “It was a banner year,” Sandy Peterson said of the 2009 Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford. In its eleventh year the annual event blew away last year’s top number of runners and walkers with an increase of about 400 to a best-ever 1,800 participating. The total amount raised for Project Parent Muscular Dystrophy was another […]

Mitchell’s Run, picnic, auction this weekend in Rockford

READY, RUN—Runners take off last year. photo by Tom Scott

Annual event has raised over half a million for Project Parent MD by BETH ALTENA This weekend area residents—and runners from as far away as Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom—have the chance to be part of something big—and have a great time in downtown Rockford. The eleventh annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford starts at […]

Sun, fun and sand in store at Score for third Volley for Mitchell

SEE YOU THERE—Mitchell Peterson, center, has inspired a town to rally around him. Volley for Mitchell is a third-year fun fundraiser and everyone is invited. Visit www.volleyformiitchell.org to find out more or to sign up.

Sun and fun and the new sand courts at the Score Restaurant and Sports Bar, 5301 Northland Drive, is the site of this year’s Volley for Mitchell. In its third year, this event is open to all, and organizer Pete MacGregor would like to see more teen teams sign up. Middle school and high school […]