Our Mission

The mission of Michael’s Cause is to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as well as direct funding for research by building a strong foundation for future treatments and a possible cure.

Our goal is to save our son’s life and the many thousands of boys afflicted with this fatal disease.

-Robert & Theresa Capolongo

On Saturday November  9, 2013, Chris and Mari Capolongo's son Alex celebrated his 1st birthday party at Cowgirl NYC.  Chris and Mari have supported Michael and Michael's Cause in every way from the beginning.  These great people decided in lieu of presents for Alex to have donations sent to Michael's Cause.  To date, $736 has been donated to Michael's Cause from family and friends of Mari and Chris.Thank You Mari and Chris for always thinking of Michael and Michael's Cause.  We wish Alex a very happy 1st birthday and he will one day be proud that he was a part in helping us find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy!!

Michael’s Cause held it’s 2nd annual Step for a Cure 5k Run and Walk at Clove Lakes Park on Sunday September 22, 2013.  The event was a complete success with 165 registered runners and over 500 walkers.  Awareness was raised about Duchenne and the hope for a cure is now within reach.  Several drugs are in clinical trial and many look very promising.  In attendance were NYC Councilman Vincent Ignizio and mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota.  Brielle Von Hugel kicked off the day with a great rendition of God Bless America. A special thanks goes out to the MC committee and volunteers who made the day run smoothly.  The event was judged by the Staten Island Athletic Club (SIAC).  We would like to recognize our event sponsors, 1st Choice Industries, Bayridge Toyota and Stop & Stor.  We would also like to thank our mile marker sponsors RealestateSINY.com and Eltingville Florist.  In addition thanks goes out to our T Shirt Sponsors: Aggressive Pest Elimination,  Amber Lite Electric, Angelina’s Ristorante, Casale Jewelers, College Bound, Dependable Auto Body, Eltingville Florist, Fast Signs, Hanley Funeral Home, Paul S Heltzer MD, Shoprite (Mannix Family Supermarket), Tandem Wealth Advisors, Victory Healing Arts Chiropractic and physical therapy, Walgreens, Laser My Logo, Charley’s Grilled Subs and In loving memory of Michael Medina. 

We would like to thank Tommy's Costumes and Enchanted Princess.

We thank the Manhattan College Jaspers Baseball team for participating in the run.  And a special thanks to the Holy Child Hawks cheer team for performing for Michael!! 

We would also like to thank the following food sponsors:  Top Tomato, 7-Eleven, Alfonso’s Patry Shoppe, The Vanderbilt, Uncle Louie G’s, Edward Serventi Hot Dogs, Tottenville Bagels, Mikey’s Bagels, Subway, Nucci’s North and Buffalo Wild Wings.  Thanks goes to Party Jam for the setup and DJ Marco Cee for the entertainment.  We thank John Ryans Magic show and Music by Patrick.   

It is all of your support that helps us get through every day.  Together we will find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy!!

Below are links to articles that covered the event:



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Michael visits the Boomer and Carton show