2017 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy - 2017 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

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Ottawa Walk for Muscular Dystrophy
  Date:Sunday, June 4th, 2017
  Location:Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON
A 1km and 5km route will be marked out
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  Time:Registration at 9:30am, Walk begins at 11:00am
  
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Meet our Ottawa Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador



Dino Giannetti is hosting this event and will be there to greet you at the walk!

I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of 4. After spending years being involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, I was encouraged to participate in the Walk. Much like the telethon, the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about the disorder.

The Walk not only raises awareness and builds funds for equipment donations, but it also provides the average person a glimpse into the struggle of a diagnosis and the continuous battle to overcome it! The Walk involves a community of friends, peers and loved ones who are dedicated to ensuring that the struggle with the disability can be overcome as soon as possible.

We are a community that is dedicated and who has the strength to continue the fight! Every year, I look forward to witnessing the strength and self-confidence of those who participate in the Walk. It is quite inspiring to see not only those diagnosed, but friends and family complete the Walk.

The Walk is built on a community of dedicated people, all of whom have the similar goal of defeating neuromuscular disorders. It is difficult to waiver and to lose hope when there is a community of people with the same goal right behind you, pushing you to succeed.

If it is your first time participating in the Walk, then it is important to know that no matter how hard the struggle becomes, you will always have the support to continue! I am walking for me and those like me. I am also walking for my community of friends and family whom recognize the importance of supporting my diagnosis.

-Dino Giannetti