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The HOP for Muscular Dystrophy is a national fundraising initiative that promotes celebrating differences, helping others, an active lifestyle, and having fun.
The program provides an early introduction to inclusivity and the understanding that physical differences do not change people on the inside. Funds raised through the HOP for Muscular Dystrophy program help families affected by a neuromuscular disorder obtain essential mobility and medical equipment, support services and education as well as funding leading research to find a cure.
How the HOP works
Funds raised through the HOP for Muscular Dystrophy program help families affected by a neuromuscular disorder obtain essential mobility and medical equipment, support services and education as well as funding leading research to find a cure.
REGISTER & SET A DATE
SPREAD THE WORD
- Send the provided pledge sheets and information home with each child
- Note the HOP date and time in newsletters, community newspapers and memos to parents
- Display your HOP posters in highly visible areas
- Contact your local media and encourage them to profile your school/centre during your HOP
- Fire Fighters have been Muscular Dystrophy heroes since 1954; contact your local fire department with an invitation to attend your HOP event
- Share your HOP event on social media like Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #hop4md
MAKE IT SPECIAL
- Serve bunny snacks of carrots and celery
- Use great Hopping music
- Older children enjoy a modern day “sock hop” or dance
- Plan to show our HOP for Muscular Dystrophy DVD
- Face painting, bunny ear decorating as a pre-HOP activity
- Incorporate the lesson plan into the days leading up to the HOP
- Don’t forget to capture the memories with some great photos!
- Check out our website for links to craft ideas and muscle-moving activities
At the HOP event, children can hop, dance or move to music according to their own ability.
All materials: bunny ears, colouring place mat (preschool) or stuff-to-do (elementary school) booklet, teacher’s kit, posters, and DVD are provided to you at no cost to support the program.
The children collect pledges from family and friends to make a difference in the lives of families affected by a neuromuscular disorder.