In October 2015, The Hope for Gus Foundation, led by its director, Tonya Dreher, took a team of dedicated and enthusiastic people on a 20-day trip to Nepal to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. The team was made up of people who either have a child who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or who hold the cause close to their heart. This August, another team will trek Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48 with same cause in mind – to raise awareness of Duchenne and to raise money for research. As co-founder of The Hope for Gus Foundation, Steve Dreher says, “We hike because our children can’t. We use these hikes to raise funds and awareness of this devastating disease. We take the names and pictures of children with this disease to the highest peaks in the world. We will not stop until we have saved this generation.”
We are dedicated to increasing awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) while appropriating funds for quality care and research that will create treatments for DMD, ensuring affected children will have the opportunity of a lifetime.
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Full Circle International, Inc. is a Minnesota-based company specializing in the manufacture and distribution of professional construction products. The company was founded by Kent and Natalie Annis in 2003 when Kent invented a line of drywall sanding tools. The company now sells its products in 27 countries as well as in over 6000 locations in the United States. Full Circle International, Inc. is proud to sponsor The Hope For Gus Foundation in their fight to end Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Company President, Kent Annis, will be joining The Hope For Gus Foundation in its Everest To End Duchenne Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2015.
Our mission is to raise research dollars and awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
We are committed to funding research that will result in effective treatments in the near-term.