NAPANEE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 13, 2015) - On Sunday, May 31st, Eastern Ontario 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 Eastern Ontario Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Eastern Ontario Walk Ambassador, Phil Cook truly believes in the power of this event. "The Walk benefits families and communities by bringing people together to become more aware of neuromuscular disorders and to continue searching for a cure. I look forward to seeing the progress we have made and getting the word out more in my community."

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 Sunday, May 31st at Conservation Park Pavilion in Napanee. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Eastern Ontario Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit

Contact Information:

Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Kerri Stocks
Revenue Development Manager, Ontario / National
1.877.850.8720 ext.1301