All-star Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf Hosts 5th Annual Getzlaf Shootout to Cure Deadly Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Professional Athletes, Celebrities and Supporters Gather to Raise

, captain of the Anaheim Ducks hockey team, and his fellow
players stepped off the ice and onto Monarch Beach Golf Club fairways
once again on Sept. 13 to support the 5th Annual Getzlaf
Golf Shootout
to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The event raised $440,000 for CureDuchenne
to help find a cure for this deadly genetic disease that causes muscle
degeneration. Since the inaugural Getzlaf shootout, this event has
raised more than $1.3 million to help save the lives of more than
300,000 boys worldwide with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The weekend event began Saturday, Sept. 12 with a reception at Sutra
Lounge in Costa Mesa with more than 400 guests and included a sold-out
field of athletes and supporters for a golf shootout at the Monarch
Beach Links in Dana Point the next day. In attendance were dozens of
current and former all-star National Hockey League, Major League
Baseball and Major Soccer League athletes including Teemu Selanne; most
of Getzlaf’s Anaheim Ducks teammates including Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler,
Cam Fowler, Clayton Stoner and Andrew Cogliano; former MLB players Chuck
Finley and Garret Anderson; and LA Galaxy player David Romney.

Getzlaf, a former Olympic gold medalist, and his wife Paige have
supported CureDuchenne for several years after meeting Hawken
. Now 18 and beginning his freshman year at University of
Southern California, Miller singlehandedly transformed the way Getzlaf
perceived his professional career in sports.

“Knowing that Hawken and thousands of boys with Duchenne lose muscle has
inspired me to not take one single practice or game for granted,”
Getzlaf said. “I think of Hawken out on the ice and it makes me play
harder. He inspires me.”

“The CureDuchenne family is so grateful for the heartfelt support of
these athletes,” said Debra Miller, Founder and CEO of CureDuchenne. “To
boys who progressively lose their physical ability to walk and run,
these athletes are heroes who care.”

Getzlaf Golf Shootout sponsors include Patriot Environmental Services,
CNC Motors, ActivePDF, G&M Oil, The Sports Corporation, Fullmer
Construction, Gateway One Lending & Finance, Air Control Systems, Ayres
Hotels, Carlile Coatsworth Architects, Case Packaging and Mark Beamish

CureDuchenne was founded in 2003 with a focus on saving the lives of
those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that affects more than
300,000 boys worldwide. With support from CureDuchenne the FDA could
approve three pharmaceutical treatments within the next year. These
treatments may lessen the effects of the disease for those with certain
mutations of Duchenne, but there is still much to be done to find a
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Karen Harley
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