2018 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy - 2018 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

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Hamilton Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

  Date:Sunday, June 10th, 2018
  Location:Confederation Park
585 Van Wagners Beach Rd., Hamilton, ON
A 1km and 5km route will be marked out
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  Time:Registration at 10:00am, Walk begins at 11:00am
  
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Meet Hamilton's Walk Ambassador, Madi Buchanan

My name is Madi Buchanan and I am the team captain of “Madi’s Clan”. I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy FSHD last May when I was 15 years old. My right calf is affected the most and causes my leg to get overtired very fast after walking or standing for long periods of time. While dealing with muscular dystrophy I want to obtain a healthy lifestyle while continuing to live a “normal” life.

I became apart of the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy to help raise awareness for a great cause that I am affected by in my daily life. After many of years of figuring out what I had, I wanted to start off my new beginning by getting involved and raising money. I am now a volunteer for the Hamilton walk and I helped create a video for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. 

It is important to me that people participate in the walk because more people should be aware of Muscular Dystrophy and understand the effects and causes of this disease. To help fundraise and create more awareness for this cause I post the event on social media and talk to people in my community to help them understand what the walk is all about and how they can help people who are affected by Muscular Dystrophy. 

My favourite part of the walk was meeting the different people affected by Muscular Dystrophy and helping raise money and awareness towards a great cause. I would recommend that first time participants get involved because it is a great place to meet new people and it's easier to talk to people who are going through the same type of thing as you and will understand how you are feeling better than someone else who isn’t going through the same thing.