This Journey for me is personal as My son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. My family has been involved with this cause for 20+ years since my son David's diagnosis at 3 1/2 yrs old . I founded LIUG4MD in 2014 with MD Families in mind so that we would have an Awareness month. Since I started in 2014,I have achieved so much; the proclamations were just the tip of what I could do to raise awareness for all Muscular and Neuro-muscular diseases. The lighting's came into play in 2015, their purpose is to literally shine a light on all 52 muscular diseases and to benefit MD Families . Thanks to my friend and lighting diva Tina DiGregorio and the local 926 for their help/support.

Special thanks to Frances Kiperman for her awesome Graphic designs.(see our home page photo)

2017 in addition to 49 state proclamations and possibly the National proclamation signed by our President ,we are now triple with confirmed lighting's of many state capitols,Landmarks and other buildings set for August 2017 . It is safe to say that LIUG4MD is much more than just a social media campaign. And that August is MD awareness month.