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Kick for a CureKick for a Cure
Our Kick for a Cure Charity Soccer Tournament & Family Festival is Duchenne San Diego’s signature fundraiser, and our largest community event!  Sanctioned by CalSouth, our one-of-a-kind soccer tournament has something for every type of soccer player. We offer both competitive and recreational levels of play, 6v6 and 11v11 formats, and youth and adult divisions. Anyone can play!

In addition to great soccer played on quality fields, we offer a family festival, which includes food booths and merchant vendors, a DJ, and our very own unique FunZone! The FunZone includes those “old school’ carnival games that never go out of style, the not-so-typical inflatable “bounce” attractions, creative face painting, and shiney prizes! It’s more than just a soccer tournament – it’s fun for the whole family!  Come "Kick for the Kids who Can’t!".  For information about Kick for a Cure for Duchenne click here.

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Pilates for a CurePilates for a Cure

Duchenne San Diego’s Pilates for a Cure is fundraising with a twist … stretch and bend! A 60-minute mat Pilates class is led by qualified instructors who will adapt the movements to match all skill levels. Men need not be shy to attend – the instructors have created a “division” just for you.... “Men on Mats”, which includes a few extra challenges! Afterwards, relax and enjoy music, mimosas, and a juice bar at the private outdoor patio party.

The fun includes shopping, a silent auction, raffle, and a FREE chair massage! All registrants receive a gift tote bag. Full use of the hotel pool and spa are included! Don’t miss this opportunity to twist, stretch, and bend to help end Duchenne! For more information about the next Pilates for a Cure, please email us at

Carnival for a Cause
Remember those “old school” carnival games like Ring Toss and Crazy Driver? Thanks to the generosity of the Westerman and Bates Families Duchenne San Diego became proud owners 22 hand-crafted carnival games. These fun skills-challenging  games have been an integral part of the Kick for a Cure FunZone and have recently been “adopted” by SoCal Bounce, San Diego’s most popular party rental company. Thanks to So Cal Bounce, our carnival games, which now includes a Toilet Paper Toss, are available to the public for use in school fundraisers, parties, and community events. The best part is that for each time Carnival for a Cause is rented out, a portion of the proceeds are donated back to Duchenne San Diego. What a great way to put the FUN in FUNdraising! Please visit the SoCal Bounce link to see how Carnival for a Cause can not only make YOUR event a great success, but also help spead the word about Duchenne San Diego.  By clicking here you can view all the games and even book your next Carnival for a Cause online!

Kick DuchenneVikings’ Punter Chris Kluwe’s Kick Duchenne

We are truly indebted to Minnesota Viking's punter Chris Kluwe for initiating the Kick Duchenne Campaign. For every punt inside the 20 yard line, Chris donates $500 to Duchenne San Diego!

Our banner is displayed at all Viking's Home Games with the announcement "That's $500 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy"! To date Chris and his wife Isabel have donated over $36,000 to Duchenne San Diego.


Duchenne San Diego is extremely excited and appreciative to have been chosen as one of the Official Charities of Southern California’s most popular annual races: the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon!

We are actively recruiting runners, joggers, and walkers to join the RUN DMD team at this fun-filled community event on January 27, 2013. Participants in the RUN DMD team will enjoy many perks, including RUN DMD race tech-shirt, fun prizes, and the inspirational feeling of knowing they are running, jogging, and walking for those who cannot. What a powerful way to enroll the people in your life towards our Cause by having them sponsor you and your friends on our RUN DMD fundraising page! If you know people who are already planning on participating in the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon, please share with them the RUN DMD opportunity…we would enthusiastically welcome them to our Team as well. For running newbies, don’t be afraid…there is plenty ot time to train, and we will help
you.  Embrace this powerful opportunity to make new friends with fellow charitable and health-conscious people just like you! For information on how to become a RUN DMD team member or how to help us with our fundraising goal, please contact Helena at "Run this way….for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy!".


the Habit Burger Grillthe Habit Grill Fundraiser
In 2011 Orange County’s “The Habit Burger Grill” made its debut in San Diego and has since made a habit out of helping Duchenne San Diego! The Habit Burger Grill chose Duchenne San Diego to be the beneficiary to the grand openings of all three new Habit Burger locations: Mission Valley, Carmel Valley, and Solana Beach.

We were thrilled to be involved with such a wonderful company and yummy fundraising opportunities. To date The Habit has donated over $3,000 to Duchenne San Diego! Thanks to Mike Mirkil and the friendly staff at the Habit!
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