WHITBY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - On Saturday, May 24th, Durham 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 Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Durham Region Walk Ambassadors, the Fenton family truly believes in the power of this event. "This Walk benefits all of our families in many ways. Getting together with other families helps remind us that we are not alone. The Walk is meant to be an event where we encourage one another and come together for a very important cause."

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, May 24th at Heydenshore Park in Whitby. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.walkformusculardystrophy.ca.

Contact Information:

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