OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 1, 2016) - On Sunday, June 5th, Ottawa 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 Ottawa Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 Ottawa Walk Ambassador, Stephanie Keirstead truly believes in the power of this event. "The Walk makes many of us who live with muscular dystrophy feel that we are not alone. I walk to help raise money to fund equipment; research and one day find a cure. The Walk is a lot of fun, anyone can do it, and it helps raise awareness!"

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, June 5th at Ottawa City Hall in Ottawa. Participant registration begins at 9:30 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:30 am.

To take part in the Ottawa 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