Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

April 22, 2015 14:53 ET

Niagara Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - On Saturday, May 9th, Niagara Region 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 Niagara Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Niagara Region Walk Ambassador, Jacob Slominsky truly believes in the power of this event. "The most important thing I want people to know is more about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and how it affects my life. I feel the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will benefit my family and community by raising awareness. I also enjoy meeting others that are also affected and not feeling alone."

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, May 9th at Lakeside Park in St. Catharines. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Niagara Region 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