The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Season So Far
It’s time to give you an update on the Walk4MD season so far! 2014 has proven to be a great year for the Walk, with 60 events taking place across the country, and we aren’t done yet, but here we have updates from British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Québec.
British Columbia: The Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy season has been a huge success so far in BC! Since May, we’ve had walks in the North and South Okanagan, Vancouver Island, and the Lower Mainland. We’ve had record attendance at many of the Walks with more people coming out than ever before to support people with neuromuscular disorders in their communities. With two more Walks to go in September, we are excited to meet more people and raise more funds! – Jeannine
Manitoba: Manitoba’s two walks are set for September in Brandon and Winnipeg. Our Ambassadors are excited to see people starting to register and raise funds and hope the momentum continues through the summer. They are hoping to see sunny skies and lots of smiles on event day. -Kristen
Ontario: The 2014 Ontario Walk for Muscular Dystrophy events have been a huge success! With events almost every weekend in May and June, it has been a busy summer, but definitely the best and most successful Walk season yet. This year, old friends retuned, and many new faces joined our community of hope to help raise funds and awareness of neuromuscular disorders. We’ve had visits from our local heroes, the fire fighters (including some visits from Sparky the fire dog himself!), the opportunity to socialize and meet new people, fun activities and memories that will last a lifetime. With only the Sault Ste. Marie Walk for Muscular Dystrophy left to take place in Ontario, the season is almost over and we can’t wait to start planning for next year. We look forward to seeing you there! -Stephanie
Québec: Au Québec, les marches du printemps se sont déroulées sous le signe du soleil et de la bonne humeur! En effet, les quatre marches du printemps ont toutes eu lieu lors de magnifiques journées ensoleillées. Elles ont permis d’amasser près de 120 000 $ et de réunir 600 personnes!!! Il y avait au menu, une chorale d’enfants, un candidat de La Voix qui nous a généreusement offert ses chansons, des clowns, des maquilleuses, un photobooth, des structures gonflables, des animateurs divertissants, des portes-paroles dévoués, de merveilleux ambassadeurs aussi inspirants les uns que les autres et des dizaines de vaillants bénévoles. Années après années, plusieurs familles s’y donnent rendez-vous et c’est pour elles l’occasion de retrouvailles et d’échanges! – Marie-Hélène