Grafton Firefighters raise funds for Cure Rare Disease

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(l to) Grafton Firefighters James O’Brian, Paul Silverberg, Darab Fadavi, Jeff Egan, CPT Bob Egan, and Eric John
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Grafton – Members of the Grafton Fire Department, Station 2, together with the organization Cure Rare Disease raised $4,231.58 recently in the first Bucks in the Bucket fundraising campaign.

Cure Rare Disease (CRD), is a Boston-based nonprofit organization committed to the development of precision medicine therapeutics that combat select rare diseases impacting millions of people nationwide.

CRD has assembled leading researchers and clinicians nationwide to develop precision medicine therapeutics for rare, genetic, and fatal diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), led by the personal experience of founder and resident, Rich Horgan, a 27-year old Cornell and Harvard MBA graduate—an emerging entrepreneur with a passion to drive tangible transformation in the healthcare space. His family, including his younger brother Terry, has been impacted by Duchenne muscular dystrophy for three generations.