Bash for Nash is an annual event that was initiated when Tom and Angela Wicka discovered that their son, Nash, was a victim of DMD, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD is a muscle degenerating disease that affects 1 in every 3,500 boys born. Life expectancy for those with the affliction is around 20 years. Tom and Angela have fought back over the past 9 years by creating The Nash Avery foundation. The foundation has spent 11 million dollars to help slow the growth of the disease and the organization has raised $3.6 million during their last four Bash events.
The mission of the Nash Avery Foundation is to develop a treatment for DMD. Every dollar raised at this year’s Bash for Nash Event (BN5) assisted in funding a Phase II trial for HT-100, a drug developed for those suffering from DMD and related diseases. The foundation is hopeful that the development of this drug will result in adding years to the lives of those affected by the disease.
We were proud to be able to support the efforts of the Nash Avery Foundation by providing a 2013 Mazda CX-5 to help raise money for the cause. To learn more about DMD, the Nash Avery Foundation or to donate, click here> http://www.bashfornash.com/