Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

May 20, 2015 14:41 ET

Simcoe Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Only 3 Days Away! Coming Together to Make Muscles Move

BARRIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - On Saturday, May 23rd, Simcoe 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 Simcoe Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Simcoe Walk Ambassadors, the Kelly family truly believes in the power of this event. "Raising awareness for muscular dystrophy is very important to us because we want to help find a cure and help raise money for equipment for people and families in our same position. We encourage anyone able to, to come and join in the Simcoe Walk for Muscular Dystrophy."

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, May 23rd at Minet's Point Park in Barrie. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Simcoe Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • Kerri Stocks
    Revenue Development Manager, Ontario / National
    Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    1.877.850.8720 ext.1301