Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

June 10, 2015 11:16 ET

Hamilton Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

4 days away! Coming Together to Make Muscles Move

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - On Sunday, June 14th, Hamilton 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 Hamilton Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Hamilton Walk Ambassador, Ian MacPherson truly believes in the power of this event. "I became involved with the Walk because I think it is a great thing not only for awareness of muscular dystrophy but also for people with similar situations to meet each other. It is also such a great way to spend the day with family and friends!"

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, June 14th at Bayfront Park in Hamilton. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Hamilton 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