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Walk for Muscular Dystrophy set for Saturday in Scotsburn

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Pictou County will be coming together again to make a difference in the effort to fight against muscular dystrophy. The community will be supporting thousands of people who are living with a neuromuscular disorder in Canada at the annual Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

The fun will be taking place on Saturday, June 22 once again at the Scotsburn Fire Department, including a section of the Trans Canada Trail in the village. Participant registration begins at 11 a.m. and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at noon with a barbecue afterwards. In addition, fire departments from across the county are being invited to bring trucks to have on display at the fire hall grounds.

Serving as the 2019 Pictou County Walk Ambassador, Isaac Fraser truly believes in the power of this event. His mother Sarah said, “We hope and pray that some day, people battling neuromuscular diseases will have a cure. That’s why this year will be our fifth time participating in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. Hope to see another great turn out this year.”

Muscular dystrophy is a group of progressive muscle disorders that weaken the muscles that control body movement. These effects can be devastating and over time, many people with neuromuscular disorders are unable to walk, speak or ultimately breathe. For some, the disorder is fatal.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada receives almost no government funding and relies on community events and the generosity of its donors. Proceeds from the event support various programs including funding equipment, assistive living devices, support services and fund research to one day find a cure.

To take part in the Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, visit www.walk4MD.com or contact Pat Fagan/Brett Carrigan, Pictou County MD Walk 2019 coordinators, 902-771-1785, patfdebc@ns.sympatico.ca.