We're Joining Jack in the fight to find a treatment for Duchenne
Joining Jack was officially launched with the Charity Commission by Alex and Andy Johnson, the proud parents of Jack, in July 2012 – less than nine months after their world fell apart when their son, three months short of his 4th birthday, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an incurable muscle-wasting condition for there is currently no cure.
In 2022 Joining Jack celebrates 10 years of campaigning, fundraising, lobbying and investing in research to bring the best possible treatments with the best possible outcomes for ALL boys living with Duchenne.
This is the story so far …
The original flagship fundraising event celebrates 10 years in 2022.
Run Wigan Festival
Our first event is the Run Wigan Festival taking place in March and featuring four fantastic races – a Half Marathon, a 10 Miler, a 5k and a Family Mile Race.
Wigan Bike Ride
The Wigan Bike Ride was launched in 2017 as our first ever standalone cycling event to get Wigan on Wheels.
A team of Joining Jack Legends from the worlds of both codes of rugby have been heading to Dubai to take part in the Emirates Dubai Rugby 7s since 2012.
In October 2011 we received the shattering news that Jack has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
DUCHENNE Muscular Dystrophy is one of the most common fatal genetic disorders to affect children around the world.
In 2016, Joining Jack joined forces with another powerful charity adversary and friend, Duchenne UK, previously Duchenne Children’s Trust.