Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

April 15, 2015 13:57 ET

Toronto Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Coming Together to Make Muscles Move

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2015) - On Saturday, May 2nd, Toronto 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 Toronto Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Toronto Walk Ambassador, Mayyan Ziv truly believes in the power of this event.
"I think the Walk is a great way for people to mingle, and meet others while supporting such an important cause. There is something to be said about strength in numbers, and I think together we can raise funds for really groundbreaking research and innovation. "

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 2nd at Cherry Beach Park in Toronto. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

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

Contact Information

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