The 8th Annual Knoxville Brewfest will be held on June 16 to benefit CureDuchenne (www.CureDuchenne.org) a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds research to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
This celebration of beer features over 80 breweries, hundreds of beers and over 2,500 passionate craft beer fans.
Tickets are $50, and may be purchased at www.knoxvillebrewfest.com. Tickets include admission to Brewfest, a tasting glass, a Fest map, and beer tasting. Tickets will NOT be sold at the gate.
Saturday, June 16, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
World’s Fair Lake, Tennessee Amphitheater, Knoxville, TN 37902
Martin Daniel, father of son with Duchenne
The event is being organized to help raise money to find a cure for Duchenne, which is a devastating muscle disease that impacts 1 in 5,000 boys. Boys are usually diagnosed with Duchenne by the age of 5, in a wheelchair by 12 and most do not survive their mid-20s.
CureDuchenne, a national nonprofit organization located in Newport Beach, Calif., is gaining international attention for its efforts to raise funds and awareness for Duchenne – a devastating and lethal muscle disease in children. One in every 3,500 male births results in a child being afflicted with the disease. More than 24,000 boys are living with the disease in the United States alone, and most will not survive their mid-20s.
The funds CureDuchenne raises support the most promising research projects aimed at treating and curing the disease with the help of its distinguished panel of Scientific Advisors from around the world. To date, seven research projects have made their way into human clinical trials with support from CureDuchenne. This accelerated push to move research from the lab into clinical trials could save the lives of those afflicted and give them hope for halting the progress of the disease. Very few health-related nonprofits have been as successful in being a catalyst for human clinical trials.