Muscular Dystrophy Canada



Muscular Dystrophy Canada

April 23, 2014 13:58 ET

Sarnia Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Coming Together to Make Muscles Move

SARNIA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) - On Saturday, May 10th Sarnia will be coming together to make muscles move in an effort to fight against muscular dystrophy. The community will be supporting thousands of children, teens and adults who face the daily challenges of living with a neuromuscular disorder in Canada at the annual Sarnia Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

As a returning participant, Jim gets to see the impact this community event has firsthand. Serving as the 2014 Sarnia Walk Ambassador, he truly believes in the power of this event. "One of the most important things about the Walk in our community is the camaraderie and goodwill everyone has and it is great day. I'm proud of the community involvement we have and all the support our community gives to helping find a cure," says Jim Sylvester, who was diagnosed with FSHD in 2006.

Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of progressive muscle disorders that weaken the muscles that control body movement. These disorders can have devastating effects, resulting in the loss of most abilities we take for granted. 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 fun, family-friendly, fully accessible event is sponsored by Lambton Metal Service and will include activities for kids and adults, a prize raffle, food and more.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada receives almost no government funding and relies on community events and the generosity of its donor. Participating in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will assist in providing a brighter future for people affected by neuromuscular disorders. Funds raised will make funding for equipment, emotional support, advocacy and education possible. It will also fund therapy treatments and leading research to one day find a cure.

The fun will be taking place on Saturday, May 10th at Canatara Park in Sarnia. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Sarnia Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.walkformusculardystrophy.ca.

Contact Information

  • Julia Chernin
    Revenue Development Manager, Ontario / National
    Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    1.866.687.2538 ext.153
    julia.chernin@muscle.ca