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Walking Strong

Los Angeles, California, United States
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Walking Strong is a 501c3 non-profit foundation committed to raising awareness, fund ground-breaking scientific research and help Duchenne families with their over-bearing needs. Walking Strong was founded by Valerie and Jorge Llauro, parents of Alexander who is living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It began out of the determination and commitment to Alexander and all Duchenne boys, to help them thrive and be hopeful that their footsteps never end.

Walking Strong has proudly donated over $200,000 to the Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at UCLA and a research project at the Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Both centers have numerous laboratories working on ground-breaking and life-altering scientific research as well as hosting numerous clinical trials.

Walking Strong proudly has an assistance program that helps Duchenne families with their over-bearing medical needs that are most often not covered by insurance.