Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Raises $60K for Duchenne Research

By Tonya Dreher | January 10, 2020

Tonya Dreher wanted to do something dramatic on behalf of Hope for Gus, the New Hampshire-based foundation inspired by her son, Gus, 14, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). In 2015, frustrated with her fundraising efforts on behalf of DMD research, she came up with the idea of Everest to End Duchenne

“I was trying to think big, and it was the biggest mountain in the world,” Dreher said. “The next thing I knew, I was shouting it out over social media and then I couldn’t back down.”

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