Pictou County walks for Muscular Dystrophy on Aug. 16

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Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Atlantic Region announced that The Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will take place at the Scotsburn Fire Hall on Aug. 16 at noon. Registration begins at 11 a.m.

Lynn Arsenault, back left, Barry MacDonald, Kenny Arsenault and Daniel Arsenault, front, gather donations for the Pictou County Firefighters Association boot drive for muscular dystrophy at the Aberdeen Mall Sobey's last summer. .

The Walk will be followed by a BBQ hosted by the Scotsburn Fire Department. Local fire departments are also being invited to bring fire trucks as part of an emergency vehicles display around the pond in Scotsburn, a familiar location to many who attend the Pork Chop Barbecue each year.

"Help us honor 60 years of support to families affected by a neuromuscular disorder in partnership with Canadian Fire Fighters by participating," said Rebecca Bourbonnais, Revenue Development Manager, Muscular Dystrophy Canada. everyone is welcome."

Muscular Dystrophy is the name of a group of progressive genetic muscle disorders that are characterized by the progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles that control body movement. It can lead to a shortened life expectancy. There is no cure.

"We’re very grateful for the generous support of people in Pictou County and surrounding areas," said Bourbonnais. "We are committed to finding a cure and improving the lives of the tens of thousands of Canadians affected by a neuromuscular disorder but we need the help of dedicated supporters and volunteers to achieve this mission."

13 Walks for Muscular Dystrophy are being held in the Atlantic Region raising funds for support, services, mobility equipment and research for a cure. To register or learn more, please visit www.walkformusculardystrophy.ca

About Muscular Dystrophy Canada: Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searchi

Organizations: Scotsburn Fire Department, Canadian Fire Fighters

Geographic location: Pictou County, Scotsburn, Canada Atlantic Region

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