Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

May 11, 2016 14:45 ET

York Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Only 3 days away! Say "I Can" and join the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy!

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - On Saturday, May 14th, York Region 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 York Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 York Region Walk Ambassador, Jack Lemieux truly believes in the power of this event. "The money raised at the walk can directly offset the overwhelming costs of assistive equipment that is essential to the everyday functioning of an individual with muscular dystrophy. I encourage you to come out and enjoy the positive spirit! Everyone is extremely welcoming, supportive and helpful."

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 snacks, a silent auction, activities for children and much more.

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 Richmond Green Park in Richmond Hill. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the York Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • Kerri Stocks
    Revenue Development Manager, Ontario / National
    Muscular Dystrophy Canada
    1.877.850.8720 ext.1301