Founding President and CEO,
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
Pat Furlong is the Founding President and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest nonprofit organization in the United States solely focused on Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). Its mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne through research, advocacy, education, and compassion.
Duchenne is the most common fatal, genetic childhood disorder, which affects approximately 1 out of every 3,500 boys each year worldwide. It currently has no cure. See more at: http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/PageServer?pagename=About_media_presidentsbio#sthash.XwPJv4WD.dpuf