Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

May 18, 2016 13:47 ET

Peel Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Say "I Can" and Join the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy!

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) - On Saturday, June 4th, Peel Region will be coming together to say "I Can" make a difference in the effort to fight against muscular dystrophy. The community will be supporting thousands of people who are living with a neuromuscular disorder in Canada at the annual Peel Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 Peel Region Walk Ambassadors, the Chahal family truly believes in the power of this event. "The Walk raises money for equipment for those that need it and for research in finding a cure. Our hope is to see big strides in treatment or a cure within Jahan's lifetime, and every little bit helps us get one step closer."

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 4th at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Peel Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.walk4MD.com.

Contact Information

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