On September 7, all over the world, World Duchenne Awareness Day (WDAD) will be celebrated, an important initiative created and coordinated by the World Duchenne Organization (formerly UPPMD). The aim of the World Duchenne Awareness Day is to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: the most common type of muscular dystrophy in children. It is a progressive disorder that causes muscles to become weaker over time until it affects the whole body.