Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

April 08, 2015 13:46 ET

Windsor Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Coming Together to Make Muscles Move

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 8, 2015) - On Sunday, April 26th, Windsor 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 Windsor Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Windsor Walk Ambassadors, the Ginnasio family truly believes in the power of this event. "We know raising money is very important to this walk but it is raising awareness and compassion that we strive for most. This walk brings hope to our lives and help to many that need it."

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 Sunday, April 26th at Assumption Park. Participant registration begins at 9:15 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 10:00 am.

To take part in the Windsor 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