|The Ryan's Hope Foundation (Ryan's Hope for a Cure Charitable Foundation, Inc.) was founded in 2003 by Scott and Linda Hastings of Plainville, MA, when their two-year-old son Ryan was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a lethal genetic disorder. Click here for more information about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The Hastings family established the Foundation in order to raise funds for advancing the research for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Foundation's goal is to develop, organize, and direct the energies of volunteers and friends to promote fund-raising activities, while serving as a resource of information and support for parents of children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The Foundation also seeks to promote Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy education and awareness, while aligning its efforts with those of other organizations striving to find a cure for DMD.
The Ryan's Hope Foundation is entirely staffed by volunteers. There are no paid employees. Family and friends wanting to make a difference work tirelessly to raise money that goes exclusively to research that will help to realize a cure for this deadly disease.
How you can help.
To make a contribution please print out our pledge form and send it with your check. Thank you for your interest and support!
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The Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, and contributions are tax-exempt.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Ryan’s Hope Foundation is to increase awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with the purpose of raising funds for advancing the research that will realize a cure for the disease and ensure that stricken children will have a brighter tomorrow.
Thank you for your interest in the Ryan’s Hope Foundation.
For additional information about the Ryan's Hope Foundation, please use or information request form or call (508) 699-3888.