HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 8, 2016) - On Sunday, June 12th, Hamilton 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 Hamilton Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2016 Hamilton Walk Ambassador, Pina Fraser truly believes in the power of this event. "The Walk event is a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness of the invaluable work and support provided by Muscular Dystrophy Canada to individuals like myself and my family. A strong sense of community is a powerful experience. Sometimes it's life-changing. Attending the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy demonstrates you are not going through this alone. The enormous turnout and support of others affected by neuromuscular disorders is impacting."

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 12th at Confederation Park in Hamilton. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Hamilton Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.Walk4MD.com

Contact Information:

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