Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

May 12, 2011 11:54 ET

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

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - The annual Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will be hosted by the York Region volunteer planning committee on Saturday May 28, 2011 at Richmond Green 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, and even a visit from local Fire Fighters. 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 Christina Massad, this year's York Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador. Christina is extremely passionate about educating people about what muscular dystrophy is and what it's like to live with a neuromuscular disorder. In fact, she was the impetus behind starting the York Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy as she felt the event was a way to "make me feel better and grow as a person." Christina boasts, "If we ever hope to see some sort of cure or treatment in the future we better bust our butts to give that boost to make it happen."

Make a difference by registering for the York Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy and help raise funds to support those like Christina 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 York Region 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