Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

May 11, 2011 09:00 ET

Only 3 Days Away!

Walk, Wheel, Roll or Run and Help Make Muscles Move! Join the 2011 Niagara Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - The annual Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will be hosted by the Niagara Region volunteer planning committee on Saturday May 14, 2011 at Kingsbridge Park. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with participant registration and the walk, wheel, roll or run begins at 11:00 a.m.

The Walk forMuscular Dystrophy is a fun event that the entire family can participate in, regardless of fitness level. The celebration includes activities for kids, snacks and refreshments, and even a visit from local Fire Fighters. New this year, come out and meet the Niagara Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Community Partners who will have great information and resources and maybe even some giveaways! The Walk is fully accessible and participants can choose from a 1km or 5km route.

Your support will help those living with a neuromuscular disorder in your community like The Smith Family, this year's Niagara Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Ambassadors. Angela's son Ben was four when he was diagnosed with duchenne's muscular dystrophy. "I had never even heard of muscular dystrophy or even anyone who had it until the day Ben was diagnosed. Most people I tell what Ben has, I have to explain what it is, as they don't know either. I didn't realize what a horrible disease it is… The [Niagara Region] Walk [for Muscular Dystrophy] is a chance to get together with people who have the same goals of raising money and awareness of this disease."

Make a difference by registering for the Niagara Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy and help raise funds to support those like The Smith Family living with a neuromuscular disorder in your community.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada represents more than 100 different disorders and over 50,000 Canadians living with a neuromuscular disorder. Muscular Dystrophy Canada is committed to improving the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research.

To register or for more information on the Niagara Region Walk forMuscular Dystrophy, please visit www.muscle.ca/walk.

Contact Information

  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    Julia Chernin
    Development Coordinator-Ontario and Nunavut
    1.866.687.2538 ext.153
    julia.chernin@muscle.ca