Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

August 02, 2016 14:13 ET

Sault Ste Marie Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

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

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 2, 2016) - On Saturday, August 20th, Sault Ste. Marie will be coming together to say "I Can" make a make a difference in the 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 Sault Ste. Marie Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 Sault Ste. Marie Walk Ambassador, Ben MacDonald truly believes in the power of this event. "The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will continue to develop awareness of what muscular dystrophy is and the number of people in the community who are affected. It is a tremendous way to bring people together as a community to support families affected by a neuromuscular disorder."

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 snacks, a silent auction, activities for children and much more.

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, August 20th at Roberta Bondar Pavilion in Sault Ste. Marie. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Sault Ste. Marie Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.Walk4MD.com.

Contact Information

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