Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

February 01, 2012 17:02 ET

Youth in Action Conference Sponsored by Canada Safeway to Be Hosted by Muscular Dystrophy Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2012) - Muscular Dystrophy Canada is pleased and excited to announce that registration is now open for the Youth in Action Conference sponsored by Canada Safeway. The event will be held August 24 to 26th at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta during Canada Safeway's 2012 Make Muscles Move month-long campaign. The National Youth Conference is a unique opportunity for youth with neuromuscular disorders to share experiences, develop leadership skills, become more independent and have fun! Visit www.muscle.ca/youthconference to register, or for more information about the program.

In the past decade, Safeway stores across North America have raised an astounding $68 million for Muscular Dystrophy. Through the generous support of Safeway, their employees and customers, Muscular Dystrophy is able to continue the relentless search for a cure while at the same time making a difference in people's everyday lives through ongoing support. Their continued support is invaluable to the mission of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Thanks to Safeway's generosity, youth travel grants will be available so that youth across the country will be able to participate in this Calgary based event.

"Safeway is pleased to be working with Muscular Dystrophy Canada on this important event as a natural extension of our strong partnership with families living with neuromuscular disorders. Our annual campaign provides the unique ability to reach millions of shoppers each week, raise significant funds and also share important information about this cause," said Betty Kellsey, Public Affairs Manager for Canada Safeway.

Muscular dystrophy is the name given to a group of disorders that are characterized by progressive weakness and wasting of the voluntary muscles that control body movement. Over time, persons with neuromuscular disorders may lose the ability to walk, speak, and ultimately breathe. For some individuals, the disorder is fatal. There is currently no cure.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada's Annual General Meeting and the Dr. David Green Awards banquet will be held on the same weekend as the Youth in Action Conference.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada's mission is to enhance 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 learn more about neuromuscular disorders and Muscular Dystrophy Canada, visit www.muscle.ca.

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