Wilmington ‘dad bods’ join forces to find a cure for rare disease

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — “Dad bod.” It’s a body type that is often overlooked, but there are a few dad bods in our neck of the woods who are gearing up to put themselves to good use.

A few shameless dad bods are getting together this weekend to raise money for a great cause, that’s finding a cure to a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called Duchenne’s.

“It’s a beauty pageant for chubby guys,” said Wally Simpson.

Wally and Louise Simpson are choosing to see the light even in one of the darkest situations imaginable by hosting the dad bod strut at Ironclad Brewery on Saturday.

Three years ago their son, David, or “Super Dave,” was diagnosed with a form of Muscular Dystrophy that is currently without a cure.

“We’re raising funds and awareness for a group called parent project Muscular Dystrophy. PPMD is one of the leading organizations that helps raise awareness and funds for donations and genetic research and therapies and drugs to come to market for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.”

Ironclad’s staff is almost as excited as the contestants.

“We generally do a lot of weddings and company things like that, but it’s better to give back to the community. We like to be a main supporter and endorser for local Wilmington as well as for people who can’t really get their voice out,” explained Laren Avery, the Director of Operations at Ironclad Brewery.

If you are interested in strutting your stuff this Saturday, get more information here.

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