Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The 2011 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

On May 29th, 2011 I will again be joining the Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy just one out of many walks taking place in many cities across Canada. Last year the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy raised over $1,000,000 in 53 locations across Canada. In the Province of Ontario there are a total of 15 Walks taking place and here in the Durham Region this year’s event is again taking place in Whitby, Ontario at the Heydenshore Kiwanis Park. The goal for this year’s event taking place in the Durham Region is to raise $45,000 and all the funds collected from this event go towards enhancing the lives of those affected by over 150 different kinds of neuromuscular disorders. And helps Muscular Dystrophy Canada continue delivering a variety of programs within 5 key areas of service: Education; Information; Advocacy; Support; and Equipment. As a Canadian living with Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy I am glad that a not-for-profit organization like Muscular Dystrophy Canada exists.
 
 
As a young man living with Becker Muscular Dystrophy you can understand that the 2011 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is very important to me. I really can't wait till the end of May to participate in the walk with my family and friends. This year I have the privilege of joining the 2011 Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy planning committee. For 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Canada would like to encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun, relaxed community event that raises spirits as well as funds. There you will meet individuals who are affected by neuromuscular disorders and interact in a supportive, fully accessible environment with people who share your passion to make a difference. This family fun event will also include free snacks, refreshments and special surprises!

When it comes to the 2011 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy the My Becker’s Story blog will actually have a team joining the walk with the goal of raising over $500 for the event. If possible please consider supporting the My Becker’s Story 2011 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy team. I am really looking forward to the 2011 Walk and any support is greatly appreciated. Everyone on the My Becker’s Story team is participating in this event to raise money for a great cause. Together, with your support, we can reach our fundraising goal.





2 comments:

  1. Well done on raising some cash! Hope you have fun doing the walk as well.

    I have myotonic dystrophy.

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  2. Shona - I am really looking forward to the walk it should be a very good year! Hope we reach our target! But no matter what it will be a fun day for everyone best of all the walk will help raise more awareness about the issues we face!

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