Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

May 18, 2011 14:00 ET

Walk, Wheel, Roll or Run and Help Make Muscles Move! Join the 2011 Peterborough Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - The annual Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will be hosted by the Peterborough volunteer planning committee on Sunday June 5, 2011 at Del Crary Park. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with participant registration and the walk, wheel, roll or run begins at 11:00 a.m.

The Walk forMuscular Dystrophy is a fun event that the entire family can participate in, regardless of fitness level. The celebration includes activities for kids, snacks and refreshments. The Walk is fully accessible and participants can choose from a 1km or 5km route.

Your support will help those living with a neuromuscular disorder in your community like The Vahey Family, this year's Peterborough Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Ambassadors. "[The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy] is an opportunity for camaraderie and to meet other parents and families within the community." David describes. Michael, David's son, was diagnosed with duchenne muscular dystrophy in Junior Kindergarten. "There's not much else I can do for Michael's disease. I can be a dad, I can be there for him, but what else can I do? The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a great way to do something… It's about building memories too."

Make a difference by registering for the Peterborough Walk for Muscular Dystrophy and help raise funds to support those like The Vahey Family living with a neuromuscular disorder in your community.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada represents more than 100 different disorders and over 50,000 Canadians living with a neuromuscular disorder. Muscular Dystrophy Canada is committed to improving the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research.

To register or for more information on the Peterborough Walk forMuscular Dystrophy, please visit www.muscle.ca/walk.

Contact Information

  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    Julia Chernin
    Community Development Manager – Ontario and Nunavut
    1.866.687.2538 ext.153
    julia.chernin@muscle.ca