2018 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy - 2018 Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Red Deer Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Walk, wheel, roll or run. Join the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy!
Red Deer Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

  Date:Saturday, June 2, 2018
  Location:McKenzie Trails Recreation Area
  Time:Registration at 12:00 pm, Walk begins at 1:00 pm
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Meet Red Deer's Walk Ambassador, Aaron Tarnowski

1. What is your name, team name, tell us a bit about your story (age of diagnosis, diagnosis, challenges
and triumphs)?

My name is Aaron Tarnowski. I'm currently still in the process of trying to set up a team. I was diagnosed with FSH at the age of 13 years old. One of the biggest challenges living with muscular dystrophy is adjusting with the constant changes your body goes through when the disease progresses. At times it can be very challenging physically and mentally dealing with such a condition. But by keeping a positive outlook and having the support of family and friends as well as the will to keep moving forward in a positive direction. Nothing can stop you from leading a life of quality and happiness.

2. How and why did you become involved in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy?

I became involved with the walk when our central Alberta chapter decided to start holding the annual event as a way to raise awareness, and much needed donations.

3. Why is it important to you that people participate in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy? 

Participation would help to provide opportunities and services for deserving people living with muscular dystrophy. It would also give people a chance to raise awareness and funds on behalf of people and their families that are affected by muscular dystrophy.

4. Tell us about what you do to fundraise and create awareness in your community?

Being a smaller chapter we do what we can to create awareness in the community by holding such events as the MD Walk. We have also been fortunate enough to have some of the Red Deer firefighters hold events over the past few years such as boot drives,  as well as rooftop Camp outs to raise awareness and funds for the association.

5. What is your favorite part about the walk?

My favorite part about the walk is definitely getting to see familiar as well as new faces getting together as a whole for the purpose of helping a wonderful cause.

6. What tips would you give to a first-time participant?

As a new participant in the muscular dystrophy walk I would encourage you to meet and speak with all of the other wonderful participants and volunteers that come together to make an event like this possible. And of course have as much fun as you can.

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Red Deer Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Sponsors
Muscular Dystrophy Canada is proud to be supported by these amazing local organizations that help to make the Red Deer Walk for Muscular Dystrophy possible. 
Thank you!