The Cope Family is hosting this event and will be there to greet you at the walk!|
We got involved in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy when Muscular Dystrophy Canada helped us find funding to renovate our front entrance and they told us about the event. We wanted to become more involved with the community. I (Greg) was diagnosed at five years old and my brother Jeff was diagnosed at age three. We were diagnosed at the same time.
I think the Walk will benefit my family and community by helping us get in touch with other families that are going through similar problems and allow us to discover new ways of solving problems.
My favourite way to raise awareness is to tell people how neuromuscular disorders affect our lives. I find that once people know our personal struggles they want to help in any way they can. The Walk brings together a lot of people with the same goal of helping those affected by neuromuscular disorders.
We are walking for everyone affected by neuromuscular disorders and look forward to meeting new people at the walk this year.
-The Cope Family