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14990125164_334eb9b271_zThe 2015 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy season is upon us! It’s time to get on those computers and sign up to walk, wheel or roll at your local Walk4MD.

The Walk is a national celebration in support of Canadian individuals and families affected by neuromuscular disorders. This fully accessible event takes place in 60 locations across Canada, and includes activities for kids, snacks, refreshments and prizes.

There are many ways and reasons to get involved. The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is the perfect opportunity to make new friends and build connections with others who understand the effects of living with a neuromuscular disorder. Create your own network of support and together, raise awareness of neuromuscular disorders.

“The Walk is a great way for people to mingle, and meet others while supporting such an important cause. Not only can we raise awareness and funds, but we can also connect with each other while doing so. There is something to be said about strength in numbers,” says Maayan Ziv, one of the ambassadors for this year’s Walk.

Every year we offer the chance to be recognized for your support with exclusive items and rewards. To recognize and thank you for your individual fundraising efforts and support, we are offering the following gifts when you arrive at your Walk:

15424775518_c49fe0a87b_kIf you raise $75 or more, you will receive a Walk for Muscular Dystrophy t-shirt. The t-shirt is different every year and showcases the year and the slogan for that year. It is a favourite collectable for all ages. If you’re on a team, we think that getting your team members to sign or draw on your shirt will make it full of special memories from the day.

If your individual fundraising total reaches $500 or more, you will receive a USB Power Bank Charger in addition to your t-shirt. This small device packs a powerful punch who you need to charge your phone or tablet on the go.

The Early Bird Contest is back too. Register and raise $60 online at least 30 days before your Walk and you will have the chance to win an iPad mini. And as always, many Walk events have their Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Awards which may include Team Spirit, Top Fundraising Team, and Top Fundraiser (individual).

We’re also introducing the Muscle Movers Club, NEW for the 2015 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy season.

Individuals who raise $500+ with their Walk fundraising will be recognized as a member of the Muscle Movers Club. There will be photo opportunities and your name will be displayed at your local Walk as an official Club member the following year. After the Walk you will receive a thank you letter, including information on how your contribution has helped those affected by neuromuscular disorders.

15424774688_0b469c39d4_kCheck out our Fundraising Toolkit for ideas of how to kick start and grow your fundraising this year.

Your contribution makes a difference. By taking part in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, you will be supporting individuals and families affected by neuromuscular disorders through initiatives including education, information, support, advocacy and funding for research and assistive devices.

Let’s make muscles move! Register for your local Walk4MD and get fundraising today. www.walkformusculardystrophy.ca

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