On April 20, Jane Lockwood, Hugh McColl, Mike Rucker and several others completed their “Ride for Research” at Misty Meadows Farm in Waxhaw. The ride, which originated with a letter-writing campaign by young Jane Lockwood, raised over $140,000 to benefit the McColl-Lockwood Laboratory for Muscular Dystrophy Research. Donations made in connection with the ride benefitted the Fourth International Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Research Conference and continue to support the Carolinas MD Research Endowment.
Since 2008, fundraising efforts led by the Lockwood family have raised over $400,000 for the Carolinas MD Research Endowment. Gifts to this endowment continue to advance research and treatment at the McColl Lockwood Laboratory for Muscular Dystrophy Research at Carolinas Medical Center, one of the leading facilities in the world dedicated to finding a cure for LGMD.
Pictured on horseback (L-R): Mike Rucker, Hugh McColl, Jane B. Lockwood, Owen Farr, and Tony Blaeser, PhD.