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Now Your Shopping Can Support The Romito Foundation Through Amazon Smile

you can support The Romito Foundation through your purchases on Amazon SmileIf you shop Amazon.com, use this portal to choose Romito Foundation as your charity of choice.  If you are going to shop anyway, why not give our foundation a donation at the same time. All the details are below, take a look, go online, shop and donate.  That simple.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

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About Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Because there is no cure for DMD, the life expectancy for a diagnosed child is the late twenties.

Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited muscle wasting disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness. This muscle weakness occurs when an affected child’s muscle tissue is unable to produce a structural protein called dystrophin. Without this vital protein, muscles suffer significant damage and eventually die.

The progression of DMD causes orthopedic complications, respiratory failure, and heart failure. Boys with DMD are diagnosed in early childhood and are confined to a wheelchair by early adolescence. Because there is no cure for DMD, the life expectancy for a diagnosed child is the late twenties.

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2017 Beer & Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Photo Gallery

The 2017 Beer & Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Panoramic Photo

The 2017 Romito Beer & Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was a complete success! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to support our amazing warriors. We took a lot of photos of our guests, the vendors, auction items and our volunteers. We look forward to see you for the 2018 Event and all through the year. Thank you for your support. Click the image below to start the slide shows. (video will be posted soon too)

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Why 3 Brothers Against Duchenne?

The story behind Brotherhood Knot in the Romito logoThe logo started with the Brotherhood Knot. 
For Duchenne families, they are part of a brotherhood, hoping for a cure, connected by the disease.  

For Duchenne patients, they are young men and boys, a brotherhood, fighting.  

For everyone, connected by a cause, to find a cure, to improve the lives of those living with the disease.

All connected, all united, brothers in arms, a brotherhood united, a knot holding them together.  

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The Romito Foundation's History

Dominick, Kaleb & Collin Romito

In 2007 the Romito family was hit with devastating news, Dominic was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The neurologist explained to them that Dominic’s muscles would rapidly deteriorate, he would lose the ability to walk, to use his arms, the ability to take care of himself. Eventually Duchenne would attack his heart and lungs and the disease would take his life.

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Meet the Romito Boys:

the 3 Brothers against duchene's: Dominick, Kaleb & Collin Romito

Dominic, Collin, and Kaleb.  Each one of them has a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).  It effects an estimated 15,000 - 20,000 boys in the United States.  

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