NAPANEE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 1, 2016) - On Sunday, June 5th, Eastern Ontario 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 Eastern Ontario Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 Eastern Ontario Walk Ambassador, Danielle Green truly believes in the power of this event. "I walk for everyone who has gone through this life changing experience and so they know they are not alone. Because of your support through the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, I can live my life as normal as possible. I have access to professionals and have learned that I can still do things that everyone else does just in a different way and I now know that I am not limited."

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 Sunday, June 5th 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:

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