The Swift Family is hosting this event and will be there to greet you at the walk!
Muscular dystrophy has been in our family for 3 generations. My uncle had muscular dystrophy, my two younger brothers had it and now my son and my nephew have it. Muscular dystrophy is just part of who our family is and it's a gift to raise a child with special needs but it can also bring many challenges.
Participating in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy raises awareness of what muscular dystrophy is and it's also great for kids and their families who are affected by this condition to feel the support and love of all those who participate. It helps these kids and their families feel that they have a support group that are there to help them. It's also great to feel that we are not alone in our struggles with this disorder, that we can connect with others that are going through similar challenges.
I love how this Walk helped to us to feel that we are being proactive about this disorder, that we weren't just letting it control our lives but we were going to use it as an opportunity to be part of something bigger than ourselves. This is only our second year participating in the Walk, but my favourite way to fundraise is by either donating proceeds from a garage sale or selling goodies, like homemade maple fudge or chocolate truffles and donating all the proceeds to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
This year we are looking forward to connecting with others who are affected by muscular dystrophy and feeling part of something bigger and working towards a great cause. We are walking for Shadamehr, our son, who is 7.
-The Swift Family