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Anaheim Ducks come together for CureDuchenne

Hockey players, celebrities and community members will hit the green for a golf fundraiser for the muscular dystrophy nonprofit Sept. 9.

by Mackenna WaterhousePublished: August 28, 2012 03:25 PM

Captain of the Anaheim Ducks Ryan Getzlaf will host the second Getzlaf Gold Shootout to benefit CureDuchenne Sept. 9 at the Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point to fund research into a cure for the Newport Beach-based muscular dystrophy disease nonprofit.

CureDuchenne is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for research in Duchenne, a muscular disease that affects more than 300,000 boys worlwide, usually diagnosed by age 5 and wheelchair-bound by 12.

“My wife, Paige, and I are happy to continue our support for CureDuchenne and their valued efforts in finding a cure for Duchenne,” said Getzlaf. “We can’t imagine what it would be like for our son to grow up and not to be able to walk, run or play sports. We want to provide help for Duchenne boys for many generations to come.”

The golf fundraiser will cost $2,800 per foursome and includes a fifth celebrity golfer and eight tickets to a pre-event dinner on Sept. 8 at Sutra in Costa Mesa. Some celebrity participants will include Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks, Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings and actor Kevin Connolly.

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