Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

May 25, 2016 13:42 ET

Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Only 4 days away! Say "I Can" and join the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy!

DURHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - On Sunday, May 29th, Durham Region will be coming together to say "I Can" make a difference in the effort to fight against muscular dystrophy. The community will be supporting thousands of people who are living with a neuromuscular disorder in Canada at the annual Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 Durham Region Walk Ambassador, Matt Vocino truly believes in the power of this event. "The most important thing I want people to know about the walk is that it's more than just about raising money. It's about bringing people in the community together in order to support each other and raise awareness."

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 Sunday, May 29th at Heydenshore Park in Whitby. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • Kerri Stocks
    Revenue Development Manager, Ontario / National
    Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    1.877.850.8720 ext.1301