The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy (#Walk4MD) season is revving up! Every year, hundreds of individuals and teams participate in Walk for Muscular Dystrophy events across Canada, joining together to work towards a common goal—raising funds and awareness for neuromuscular disorders.
Teams lie at the heart of Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, and we welcomed many great teams during the 2015 Walk season. Many teams get creative and arrive decked out in special team t-shirts or costumes, showing off their pride in each other, the Walk and our common cause.
One team that took it to the next level was the Scientists. Named for their work in “the Labs” (as they call the collection of four different labs at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto where they work), the Scientists consist of graduate students, research staff and faculty who study various muscular and neurological disorders. Recent winners of Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s 2015 Ontario Regional Researcher of the Year Award, the Scientists will be returning to the Toronto Walk event for their third season. Their goal is to surpass their $5,000 fundraising goal from last year.