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Hop For Muscular Dystrophy

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.

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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
MORE INFO

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.

Registration forms

Atlantic Canada

BC & Yukon

Ontario

Prairies & NWT

Quebec

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Atlantic Canada

Contact Person Rebecca Bourbonnais
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Address 2100 Ilsley Avenue, Unit N
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1L3
Telephone 902.429.6322 ext 4102
Toll free 1.800.884.6322 ext 4102
Fax 902.425.4226

BC & Yukon

Contact Person Ethan Clow
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Address 601 West Broadway, suite 302
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2
Telephone 604.742.2152
Toll free 1.800.366.8166 ext 2106
Fax 604.369.0556

Ontario & Nunavut

Contact Person Kevin Harrison
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Address 2345 Yonge Street, suite 901
Toronto, ON M4P 2E5
Telephone 289.337.2916
Toll free 1.866.999.8909
Fax 416.488.7523

Prairies & NWT

Contact Person Maxine Anderson
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Address #100, 16812 – 114 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5M 3S2
Telephone 780.489.6322
Toll free 1.800.661.9312
Fax 780.486.1948

Quebec

Contact Person Maryse Lapensée
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Address 1425, René-Levesque Ouest
bureau 506
Montréal, QC H3G 1T7
Telephone 514.393.3522 ext 3109
Toll free 1.800.567.2236 ext 3109
Fax 514.393.8113
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