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Bowlers to strike out for muscular dystrophy research

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Nathan Rothe is a young sports enthusiast who lives in Highland Village. Although he likes football and basketball, his passion is baseball … and bowling.

The fact that he suffers from Duchenne, a form of childhood muscular dystrophy, has not dampened his enthusiasm. Instead, it led to the non-profit Bowling to CureDuchenne to raise awareness and research funds last year.

Ted and Jessica Rothe found out that their son Nathan had Duchenne at the age of five when they noticed he had trouble hopping, jumping and running.

“It was devastating to find out there is no cure or treatment available to help our son,” said Jessica Rothe. “Bowling to CureDuchenne is a great opportunity for the community to get involved and help our sons who live with Duchenne. The money raised will help fund research what could bring promising treatments to the 300,000 boys and young men worldwide living with Duchenne.”

The 2nd Annual Bowling to CureDuchenne will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Bowlmor Lanes, 3805 Belt Line Rd. in Addison. Hosting this year’s fundraiser will be Rocket Ismail, former Dallas Cowboys receiver.

He will be joined by former Dallas Cowboys Tony Dorsett, Preston Pearson, Kevin Brooks, Larry Brown, Charles Haley, Drew Pearson, Everson Walls and former Texas Rangers Jose Guzman and Don Stanhouse as well as other sports celebrities

Duchenne is a progressive muscle-wasting disease that impacts 1 in 3,500 boys. Boys are usually diagnosed by 5, in a wheelchair by 12 and most don’t survive their mid-20s. Currently there is no cure or treatment. Proceeds of the event will benefit CureDuchenne to fund promising research to find a cure for Duchenne.

Bowling to CureDuchenne will feature bowling, food, drinks, raffle and silent auction. To register to bowl or sponsor the event, visit www.bowltocure.org or contact Jessica Rothe at 214-538-9799. For more information on CureDuchenne, visit www.cureduchenne.org.

 

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