#DRFY3P raises £140,000!!DRF Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge: Sunday 9th July
Thank you to our 43 intrepid hikers from London, Manchester and New York who completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Sunday 9th July 2017, raising £140,000 to support vital Duchenne Research Fund projects. #DRFY3P
Forty-three walkers took part in the DRF Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, coming from across the UK and even the USA.
Y3P is a tough challenge – 24.5 miles, 1600 metres of vertical ascent, in under 12 hours. DRF did the whole round trip in 24 hours.
We left London at midnight at the start of Sunday 9th July, driving there, then walking between 7am and 7pm.
We’re proud to walk for kids who can’t, raising funds to help beat Duchenne muscular dystrophy – the biggest genetic killer of children worldwide.
Before the day, our team were hard at work across London, Lancashire and even LA, racking up an impressive number of steps in preparation for the 24.5 mile hike and 1600 metres of vertical ascent. Here are some of our training photos.
We aim to stop Duchenne muscular dystrophy being a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of boys worldwide.
We are helping turn the hope of treatments into reality. Critical supportive drugs are in clinical trial thanks to our funds.
In the last 3 years we have given more than £1.5m to ground-breaking research projects.
And there is still work to do.