Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

June 17, 2015 14:29 ET

North Bay & Area Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

3 days away! Coming Together to Make Muscles Move

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - On Saturday, June 20th, North Bay & 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 North Bay & Area Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 North Bay Walk Ambassadors, the White family truly believes in the power of this event. "The most important thing about the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is all the emotional support you receive and all the amazing people you will meet along the way. When our son, Jacob, was first diagnosed, it was very uplifting to meet people who could relate to the way we were feeling and who made us feel as though we are not 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, June 20th at Lee Park in North Bay. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the North Bay & Area 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