Duchenne Memorial Wall

Sam Kromstain
Chief Legal Counsel ensures we are represented in Washington.

our leadership team

Locally, nationally and internationally,  Duchenne Memorial Wall is a vocal advocate for those whose voices were silenced by death. We travel to every corner of the globe to remember children who left an everlasting impression..

Mark Priston
Our Chief of Development makes sure we're where people need us.


More than 7,500 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become our partner.

Our founder

John McCoist
Our Chief Financial Officer spends his free time teaching children to read.

Foundation History

recent programs

Our literacy outreach program in Houston recently got the attention of national media. Learn more about this page-turner.

Dee Bird

Names should not be forgotten, stories should be told and memories should be engraved

Bradley Grosh
His background in social media helps us reach people one tweet at at time.

1998 - Mark Johnson goes on Peace Corps mission in Haiti and his life changes forever.

2001 - Angel donation from GlobalCom funds outreach for west Africa division.

2005Tim's Rub Your Head Campaign grows to feeding more than 50,000 children in a single year and raises more than $2.5 million from non-corporate donors.

2011 - Mark Johnson recognized as one of the top humanitarians in the nation. Tim's Rub Your Head Campaign grows to more than 7,500 volunteers in 17 countries worldwide.

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and shae.