She and her husband, Paul, founded CureDuchenne the following year with the hope to fund medical research to find a cure. But in spite of successful fundraisers that have included mountain climbs and poker tournaments, attracting the attention of Cadillac and the Super Bowl has been the group's most major coup to date.
The relationship began last summer at a party at the Balboa Bay Club, where the Millers joined Cameron, whose 9-year-old son also has Duchenne. The party was a going-away bash for a neighbor moving to Detroit to work as a Cadillac executive, and that night, they discussed ways that Cadillac could one day help the Duchenne cause.
"He said he was going to do something — he just didn't know what," Miller said.
Miller and Cameron said they hoped for the best, maybe a sponsorship of a bike race.
Instead, their friend proposed that Cadillac create a Super Bowl partnership with CureDuchenne. The public service announcements, which will run before college bowl games and during playoff games, are one component of the partnership. Cadillac also has donated about 50 pair of Super Bowl tickets for CureDuchenne to auction as a fundraiser.