Wheel-a-Thon for Muscular Dystrophy

Join the 2nd annual BES PTA Wheel-a-Thon for Muscular Dystrophy.

When? June 1, 2019, 9 am – 10am

Where? Clara Barton Community Center in Cabin John

Have fun, exercise, and win some prizes as you raise funds for an event and cause close to home: Bannockburn ES 4th grader and Cabin John resident, Lily Brown, lives with muscular dystrophy. You can also visit Lily’s Fundraising Page to make a donation.



This year, our Wheel-a-Thon is partnering with Team Cure CMD of the Million Dollar Bike Ride, U Penn’s annual rare disease fundraiser. Funds raised will support Collagen VI Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD) research and U Penn will match donations. Last year, our Wheel-a-Thon raised $20,000 for two research projects exploring CRISPR gene editing to treat Collagen VI CMD.

Wheel-a-Thon details:

  • The route is half a mile, starting and ending at Clara Barton Community Center.
  • Volunteers are needed. Please sign up (SSL hours available).
  • Participants can bring human-powered devices (scooters, bikes, strollers, and wheelchairs).
  • Donations are not required to participate.


Please RSVP to BESwheelathon@gmail.com, noting if and how many children will be attending. We look forward to seeing you there!