Bergen County Heroes of the Month

Parent Project The law office of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman is proud to support Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy! Their mission is to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy which is a genetic disorder characterized by the progressive loss of muscle. Duchenne affects approximately 1 out of every 5,000 live male births. About 20,000 children are diagnosed with Duchenne globally each year.

Parent Project MD works to accelerate research, raise their voices in Washington, demand optimal care for all young men, and educate the global community. Their family-centered approach is at the heart of everything they do.

Kimberly Galberaith, COO, and her team were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedule to meet with us at their headquarters in Hackensack, New Jersey. PPMD was established in 1994 and has since invested more than $50 million into Duchenne research. Their contributions over the years have led to advancements inspiring an additional $500 million investment in research from the federal government!

Since 1994, the average lifespan of people with Duchenne has increased from late teens/early-20s to mid-20s /early-30s. This incredible leap is not because of any drug interventions or treatments. It is because PPMD has pushed to advance care.

How can you help?

Parent Project MDPPMD is always looking for great people to join their cause!

Click here to find out more about ways to get involved.

PPMD holds fundraising events all throughout the country such as TCS New York City Marathon on November 4th. Click here for a complete list of events.

You can also join the fight to end Duchenne by donating here. For additional questions, please reach out to info@parentprojectmd.org.

KGG Law Firm Proudly Supports Local Charities

KGG Law Firm has been helping Bergen County residents with legal matters since 1975. Our wide-ranging expertise includes personal injury law, family law and divorce, class action litigation, employment law, estate planning, and real estate. While there are plenty of New Jersey law firms you can choose to represent your best interests, we are one that puts our money where our mouth is. We proudly support local causes like Habitat for Humanity and Ramapo-Bergen Animal Shelter to make our community a better place to live. Contact us for a free case review.