On Saturday, June 13th, Waterloo Region 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 Waterloo Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.
Serving as the 2015 Waterloo Region Walk Ambassador, Jason
Tomesch truly believes in the power of this event. “Through our on going
participation in the Waterloo Region Walk, we have built a strong
network of supporters. It is a great way to spend a day outside with
friends and family, joining together toward a common goal of finding a
cure for muscular dystrophy. ”
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
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 Saturday, June 13th at Waterloo Park in Waterloo. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.
To take part in the Waterloo Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.walkformusculardystrophy.ca.
Revenue Development Manager, Ontario / National
Muscular Dystrophy Canada