Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

April 27, 2016 13:38 ET

Simcoe Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

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

BARRIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 27, 2016) - On Saturday, May 14th, Simcoe 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 Simcoe Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 Simcoe Walk Ambassadors, the Deegan family truly believes in the power of this event. "The Walk generates awareness in the community and in doing so, supports families who reply on funding through Muscular Dystrophy Canada. I walk for our son and families just like ours. Because of your support through the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, I can give our son more independence in his home and everyday life."

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 14th 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 www.Walk4MD.com.

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