Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

June 03, 2015 13:14 ET

Guelph & Area Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

3 days away! Coming Together to Make Muscles Move

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 3, 2015) - On Saturday, June 6th, Guelph & Area 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 Guelph & Area Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Guelph & Area Walk Ambassador, Chris Pellin truly believes in the power of this event. "Whether it be financial assistance to purchase equipment, sharing of ongoing research to improve quality of life, organizing conferences to empower youth with muscular dystrophy and creating opportunities for networking, Muscular Dystrophy Canada has always been an important part of my life."

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, June 6th at York Road Park in Guelph. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Guelph & Area Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.walkformusculardystrophy.ca.

Contact Information

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