Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

April 29, 2010 11:20 ET

Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Season Kicks Off May 2!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) - Every day, at least one person in Canada is diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder. Characterized by the progressive weakness and wasting of the voluntary muscles that control body movement, muscular dystrophies do not discriminate – anyone can be affected.

From May 2 to October 2, over 50 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy events will take place across Canada. To view Walk for Muscular Dystrophy locations or to register for a Walk, visit www.muscle.ca/walk.

By registering and raising funds for one of these Walks, you will be helping Muscular Dystrophy Canada to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders.

Muscular dystrophy is a progressive disorder; the needs of those affected are constantly changing. Many people with a neuromuscular disorder require our support with the purchase of necessary equipment.

The average cost of:

  • Powered Wheelchair - $17,600
  • Van Lift - $10,000
  • Mechanical Ventilation Machine - $5,000
  • Electric Hospital Bed - $4,500

When you participate and fundraise for one of our Walk for Muscular Dystrophy events, you are helping to ensure the continuation of equipment and support programs as well as the progress of well-funded neuromuscular research, so that better treatments and a cure can be found.

Walk for Muscular Dystrophy events are family-friendly, community initiatives with wheelchair-accessible 1 to 5 km routes, entertainment and snacks. When you register for a walk before June 4, you are automatically entered into our National Walk with Champions contest for a chance to win a trip for four to Toronto.

Together we can make muscles move!

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    Berta Mascarenhas
    National Manager, Marketing & Communications
    416-488-0030 ext. 158
    www.muscle.ca