Ruby’s Diner Donates to Muscular Dystrophy Research

Ruby’s Diner and CureDuchenne team up

Good food for a good cause.

Good food for a good cause.

Ruby’s Diner, a casual dining chain based in Newport Beach, Calif., has teamed with CureDuchenne to raise money to find a cure for Duchenne Musuclar Dystrophy. If you print out a flier from the CureDuchenne web site and bring it into Ruby’s Diner in Corona Del Mar, the diner will donate 20 percent of food and non-alcoholic beverage sales to CureDuchenne.

The flier is good today through Friday, but don’t rush out for no fax loans just so you can take advantage of the offer this week. The same Ruby’s Diner, in Corona Del Mar, Calif., will run the same promotion again Aug. 24-28. You can print fliers today for both time periods.

About CureDuchenne

CureDuchenne’s web site says last year the organization funded $1 million in research toward curing Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

“CureDuchenne brings a different perspective to DMD research. Many research projects are now seeing success in lab animal models. As our expertise has been in business, our goal is to identify research that has the most likelihood of making it to clinical trials and then provide the financial bridge that will take it from the lab and into human trials,” says CureDuchenne’s web site.

Founders Paul and Debra Miller are the founders of CureDuchenne, and the web site says they have a 10-year-old son who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

About DMD

CureDuchenne is dedicated specifically to funding research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the “leading genetic killer of young boys worldwide,” says the web site. It also says it is the most common of the 40 known neuromuscular diseases. The CureDuchenne web site says:

“Boys with Duchenne are typically diagnosed before the age of five. Their muscles swell and joints become restricted. They are easily fatigued and have difficulty keeping up with others their age. Most Duchenne boys need a wheelchair between the ages of 10 and 12. The simplest of tasks, such as holding a fork or turning over in bed, becomes very difficult. In the later stages, heart and breathing muscles begin to fail. Historically, most boys with Duchenne have not survived their teens.”

Check out this video to learn more about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the causes and research and hear from families with sons who have DMD:

About Ruby’s Diner

The Ruby’s Diner restaurant chain was started with one location, at the end of Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. Ruby’s Diner grew quickly. Unlike most family diners that offer burgers, fries, milkshakes and other standard American fare, Ruby’s Diner sold four times as much as it had projected.

Now Ruby’s Diner has grown to a chain with dozens of locations, most of them in California. However, it has three locations in the state of Washington and three in Pennsylvania. There is one Ruby’s Diner in Hawaii and a sprinkling of other locations in the U.S. Check out the Ruby’s Diner restaurant locator to see if there’s location near you.

The only store running the fundraiser is the location in Corona del Mar, but anyone who wants to donate to DMD research through CureDuchenne can donate directly on the CureDuchenne web site.

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