KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—The 5th Annual Knoxville Brewfest will be held on June 20 to benefit CureDuchenne, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds research to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This celebration of beer features over 80 breweries, hundreds of beers and over 2,500 passionate craft beer fans.
Knoxville Brewfest 2015 will be held from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. near the Southern Railway Station on the Gay Street viaduct and Depot Avenue in downtown Knoxville. Advance tickets are $40 before June 6, and $50 after. Tickets go on sale March 19th at 12pm EST, and may be purchased at www.knoxvillebrewfest.com. Tickets include admission to Brewfest, a tasting glass, a Fest map, and beer tasting.
Knoxville Brewfest is presented by Smoky Mountain Brewery. Smoky Mountain Brewery is part of the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants. The first location was opened in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Since opening the first location in 1996 the restaurant and brewery combination has been a fun place to take the family with its fresh mountain micro-brewed beer plus traditional pizza, one-of-a-kind subs and sandwiches.
With close to 20 years brewing in East Tennessee, Smoky Mountain Brewery has become one of the longest operating and largest microbreweries in the region, with four locations around east Tennessee; Knoxville (Turkey Creek), Maryville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It is only fitting that Smoky Mountain Brewery partner with Knoxville Brewfest for such a great cause.
The event is being organized to help raise money to find a cure for Duchenne. Duchenne is a devastating muscle disease that impacts 1 in 3,500 boys. Boys are usually diagnosed with Duchenne by the age of 5, in a wheelchair by 12 and most do not survive their mid-20s.
“The funds raised by this event will support research projects that are so close to treatments to save our sons’ lives,” said Debra Miller, founder and CEO of CureDuchenne.
CureDuchenne, a national nonprofit organization located in Newport Beach, Calif., is gaining international attention for its efforts to raise funds and awareness for Duchenne – a devastating and lethal muscle disease in children. One in every 3,500 male births results in a child being afflicted with the disease. More than 24,000 boys are living with the disease in the United States alone, and most will not survive their mid-20s.
The funds CureDuchenne raises support the most promising research projects aimed at treating and curing the disease with the help of its distinguished panel of Scientific Advisors from around the world. To date, seven research projects have made their way into human clinical trials with support from CureDuchenne. This accelerated push to move research from the lab into clinical trials could save the lives of those afflicted and give them hope for halting the progress of the disease. Very few health-related nonprofits have been as successful in being a catalyst for human clinical trials.