Sarah Burgess Launches New 'Run Away' Video to Benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Sarah Burgess, singer-songwriter and contestant on the sixth season of American Idol, launches a behind-the-scenes video for her new song "Run Away" today to benefit CureDuchenne, a national nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The Run Away Project was inspired by Burgess' 7-year-old brother Jacob who lives with Duchenne - a progressive muscle-wasting disease. Boys with Duchenne are usually diagnosed by the age of 5, are in a wheelchair by 12 and most don't survive their mid-20s.
"My brother and all the boys who live with Duchenne are my inspiration," said Burgess. "Every day their muscles get weaker and weaker but they don't let their disease define who they are. They are brave boys and young men who deserve a chance to live productive lives. The song 'Run Away' is dedicated to Duchenne boys and their families to provide hope for a cure."
The behind-the-scenes video shows the making of the "Run Away" music video that features Burgess and the Wolf family from Broadview Heights, Ohio. Jack Wolf, 14, lives with Duchenne and is in the music video. All the royalties for "Run Away" will benefit CureDuchenne. "Run Away" can be downloaded through iTunes and other popular digital music retailers (www.smarturl.it/BuyRunAway).
"Please help us find a cure for Duchenne now to help this generation of Duchenne boys," said Burgess. "Currently, there are no treatments for Duchenne. CureDuchenne is funding promising research to find a cure for Duchenne."