Articles for July 2017

Race ‘n’ Roll 5K and 1M Fun Run 2017

The CFMD race planning committee is back at work again to host Race ‘n’ Roll 5K and 1M Fun Run 2017 on August 12, 2017.  This charity race will take place the morning of the Filipino Festival at the fairgrounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  Come join us for a morning of fun, prizes, food and supporting those living with muscular dystrophy in Virginia.

If you have participated in our race event in the past, please use code RETURNING17 for $5 off your registration price.  CFMD will absorb the processing fees!

Proceeds from the race will go towards sponsoring a child to attend MDA summer camp in 2018 and awarding grants to individuals with muscular dystrophy who are in need of financial assistance to pay for modifications, equipment or services to increase quality of life.

New to the race this year:
Top 3 male and female 5K finishers will receive a medal and a cash prize (VISA gift certificate)!

All 1M and 5K racers will be entered for a chance to win a door prize from our local sponsors.

The 1M Family Fun Run is open to everyone (children AND adults)

First event will start at 8AM instead of 9AM

All racers and volunteers will still receive a complimentary race t-shirt, festival voucher to be used at the Filipino Festival after the race, race swag bag, access to the food recovery tent, and of course, 2 Filipino egg rolls (lumpia) at the finish line!!

For more information, please see our event page at

Registration prices will increase on race day.  We look forward to seeing you at the race!!!

2017 Grant Recipient- The Eastham Family

CFMD is proud to announce our May 2017 grant recipient, the Eastham Family!  Nicole Eastham applied for the CFMD grant to purchase supplies to build a deck with a ramp for her two sons, James and William, who both have Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  With the deck complete, the whole family is now able to enjoy time outside together and the boys also have a second entrance and exit to and from the house.

CFMD awards grants twice a year in May and October.  Grant applicants must be a Virginia resident with a diagnosed form of muscular dystrophy.  Grant may be used towards anything that would increase their quality of life.  For more information about applying for the CFMD grant, visit For news about our past grant recipients, visit

MDA Walk

On May 20, 2017, CFMD participated in the Richmond Muscle Walk to share information about our nonprofit and the grant that we offer. We met several families that did not know about our grant and were interested in applying.   It was a pleasure to see our first and third grant recipients Ben Bamgarner and his family and Keilondi Johnson at the event. In 2015, CFMD presented Ben an adaptive tricycle by Rifton for his 5th birthday!  In 2016, Keilondi Johnson was awarded a grant to help pay for the purchase of the Go Wing device that helps her move her arms.

Bake Sale

On May 7, 2017, CFMD hosted its fifth annual bake sale at St. Edward’s Catholic Church to raise funds for muscular dystrophy.  The event was a huge success raising $865!

CFMD was fortunate to have talented supporters who donated many hand made breads, desserts and Filipino lunch items for us to sell.  A large thank you to the bake sale volunteers and those that purchased food for a great cause. Since 2014, CFMD has made a total of $3,835.42 from hosting bake sales.