Come walk or roll with us virtually!

All set for 2021 Walk For Muscular Dystrophy

The 2nd Annual Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will take place virtually on June 19. Hosted by The Tenaquip Foundation, the Walk4MD is an annual event where participants from across Canada rally together to raise awareness and much-needed funds for Muscular Dystrophy research.

Stacey Lintern, CEO, Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC), announced: “We are excited about our upcoming virtual ‘Walk4MD! This year, we will be celebrating with the neuromuscular community and our “research champions.” Research continues to be a key priority for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Because of your support, together, we have been able to invest in research that has translated to better diagnosis, treatments, and therapies and improved the quality of life. As you know, we have a lot more work to do!

“This year, leading up to and during the event, we will share exciting research information that includes impact on the neuromuscular community, current activities, potential positive outcomes, and our partnership with The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C).

By supporting the Walk4MD, as a participant or donor, you are making an impact on Canadians living with a neuromuscular disorder, their family members, and caregivers.”

Funds raised through Walk4MD help fund:

  • Vital research for a cure, improved treatments, and clinical trials
  • Programs and services that increase independence and mobility and provide clients with the resources they need when they need them most
  • Advocacy efforts to ensure clients are at the center of decision making both provincially and federally.

Mr Warren Jones who has been a strong advocate and champion for the cause, explained that: “I am participating in this year’s Walk for Muscular Dystrophy to raise funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. By sponsoring me today, you are making a difference for all Canadians impacted by neuromuscular disorders. Every dollar counts. Together with your support, we can help more individuals living with neuromuscular disorders access the programs, services, and support they need.”

How would the Virtual WALK4MD Work?

  1. Register as an individual, join a team, or create a team.
  2. Fundraise significant funds to move life-changing research forward.
  3. Join the Walk4MD virtual event on June 19, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. EST and then walk or roll with friends and family members, if it’s safe to do so.

Dr. Daria Wojtal, Director of Research, MDC, noted that “While there are no cures for the neuromuscular disorder (NMDs) to date, significant progress has been made towards the availability of life-changing treatments for some types of NMDs.

“Unfortunately, this is not yet the case for all NMDs. Advances in healthcare are realized through research. MDC invests in research that focuses on improving diagnosis, developing new treatments, and advancing clinical care. Prioritizing research today is the key to unlocking the potential for a better tomorrow.”

Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those impacted with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well-funded research.

Warren’s dedicated information and support page can be reached at Warren Jones

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