Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

August 19, 2015 14:24 ET

3 days away! Sault Ste. Marie & Area Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Coming Together to Make Muscles Move

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 2015) - On Saturday, August 22nd, Sault Ste. Marie will be coming together to make muscles move in an effort to fight against muscular dystrophy. The community will be supporting thousands people who are living with a neuromuscular disorder in Canada at the annual Sault Ste. Marie Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Sault Ste. Marie Walk Ambassador, Nathan Catling truly believes in the power of this event. "I became involved with the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy because I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. I did the walk in remembrance of my brother Skyler, who passed away from muscular dystrophy in 2011. The Walk raises awareness within our community and really shows how the money raised can help families dealing with this disorder."

Muscular dystrophy is a group of progressive muscle disorders that weaken the muscles that control body movement. These effects can be devastating and over time, many people with neuromuscular disorders are unable to walk, speak or ultimately breathe. For some, the disorder is fatal.

The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is "an opportunity for the community to come together and support those affected by neuromuscular disorders at the local level," describes Stacey Lintern, Muscular Dystrophy Canada Ontario Executive Director. This family-friendly, fully accessible event will include refreshments, prizes and activities for children.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada receives almost no government funding and relies on community events and the generosity of its donors. Proceeds from the event support various programs including funding equipment, assistive living devices, support services and fund research to one day find a cure.

The fun will be taking place on Saturday, August 22nd at Roberta Bondar Pavilion in Sault Ste. Marie. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am. Sault Ste. Marie Professional Fire Fighters will also be in attendance!

To take part in the Sault Ste. Marie Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.walkformusculardystrophy.ca.

Contact Information

  • Kerri Stocks
    Revenue Development Manager, Ontario / National
    Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    1.877.850.8720 ext.1301
    kerri.stocks@muscle.ca