On Saturday, June 6th, Peel 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 Peel Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.
Serving as the 2015 Peel Region Walk Ambassador, Ikdip Brar truly believes in the power of this event. “The Walk brings together individuals and families in the community who are touched or affected by muscular dystrophy. We all walk with a common trait – hope; and walk for a common purpose – to fight against 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 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 Saturday, June 6th at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.
To take part in the Peel Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.walkformusculardystrophy.ca.