SARNIA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 4, 2016) - On Saturday, May 7th, Sarnia will be coming together to say "I Can" make a difference in the effort to fight against muscular dystrophy. The community will be supporting thousands of people who are living with a neuromuscular disorder in Canada at the annual Sarnia Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 Sarnia Walk Ambassador, Ward Headrick truly believes in the power of this event. "This event benefits our community by creating awareness and ultimately benefits all of those affected by muscular dystrophy. I could go on and on about all of the good things that this walk has to offer but instead I urge you to come join us and see for yourself. I'll be there and I am open to sharing my story with everyone."

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 snacks, a silent auction, activities for children and much more.

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 7th at Canatara Park in Sarnia. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Sarnia 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