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Foundation Mission

The John Kerr Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with Muscular Dystrophy (MD). Our objective is to provide the tools, experiences, and resources needed for people living with MD to achieve Independence and maximize societal contribution.

Our primary activity is our annual Life Development Retreat which teaches young adults how to advocate for and maximize their Independence. Additional endeavors include the awarding of academic scholarships, providing medical and other needed equipment, providing opportunities for inclusive experiences, organizing adventure-related activities, and mainstreaming into society by promoting self-worth and enhancing community awareness of Muscular Dystrophy.

A Note from John

Hello friends!

Having lived with Muscular Dystrophy since birth, I have always had a deep desire to improve the lives of those around me. I have spent the majority of my professional career in the disability and healthcare field, and I am fully committed to increasing disability awareness and providing opportunities for full inclusion of people with disabilities into society. This passion led me to search for ways to fulfill these goals and has translated directly into the work we are doing with the Foundation.

Each one of us face our own challenges and yet still have unique skills to offer to leave the world around us a better place. I believe life is a gift that should not be wasted and the more we come together, the larger and longer lasting impact we can have.

Thank you for visiting our site and for your support!
– John

Upcoming Events

Life Development Retreat

July 26-29, 2024

To learn more, and for attendee and volunteer applications,
please click here


Michelin Star Executive Chef Dinner at Localis Sacramento

August 19, 2024

Tickets are on sale now!
For all the details, please click here