Calves to Cure
A Billings, MT family – the Heatons – are embarking on their third annual “Calves to Cure” fundraiser with CureDuchenne, leading global nonprofit dedicated to funding and finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, on Thursday, September 15.
The Heaton family is raising money for research to find a cure and viable treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare genetic disease that destroys muscle tissue and is currently incurable. Boys, including Paul and Laura Heaton’s son Grant (7), diagnosed with Duchenne don’t make it out of their 20’s and are wheelchair bound sometime between age 10 to 15.
The Heaton’s started “Calves to Cure” for Montana and other neighboring state residents to donate their calves, yearling, cow etc. to a larger cause. Residents selling their cattle can choose to donate all of their check for that animal, a set dollar amount or a percentage of the sale price to CureDuchenne for research to find and fund treatments and, ideally, a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. To date, the “Calves to Cure” has raised over $60,000 for CureDuchenne.
- When: September 15th, 2022
- Where: Billings Livestock Commission Co., 2443 N Frontage Rd, Billings, MT 59101
- Time: 1pm