LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 8, 2016) - On Saturday, June 11th, London 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 London Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 London Walk Ambassador, Hibaq Abdi truly believes in the power of this event. "The walk is not only an event that brings people together, but it also helps break down the stigmas regarding disability. I want people to know that the walk is a fun and creative way to bring awareness to an important cause. Don't be afraid to meet new people and introduce yourself. Because of your support through the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, I Can live a life where my disability is not an obstacle."

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, June 11th at Gibbons Park in London. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the London 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