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Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy to be held June 22

The 2019 Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador is Isaac Fraser. CONTRIBUTED
The 2019 Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador is Isaac Fraser. CONTRIBUTED
SCOTSBURN, N.S. —

On Saturday, June 22, Pictou County will be coming together to make a difference in the effort to fight against muscular dystrophy.  The community will be supporting thousands of people who are living with a neuromuscular disorder in Canada at the annual Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.
Serving as the 2019 Pictou County Walk Ambassador, Isaac Fraser truly believes in the power of this event. 
“We hope and pray that someday, people battling neuromuscular diseases will have a cure,” said his mother Sarah, “That’s why this year will be our fifth time participating in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. Hope to see another great turn out this year!”
Muscular dystrophy is a group of progressive muscle disorders that weaken the muscles that control body movement. These effects can be devastating and over time, many people with neuromuscular disorders are unable to walk, speak or ultimately breathe. For some, the disorder is fatal.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada receives almost no government funding and relies on community events and the generosity of its donors.  Proceeds from the event support various programs including funding equipment, assistive living devices, support services and fund research to one day find a cure.
The fun will be taking place on Saturday, June 22, at the Scotsburn Fire Department, in Scotsburn, including a section of the Trans Canada Trail in the village. Participant registration begins at 11 a.m. and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 12 p.m.  There will be a barbecue afterwards. In addition, fire departments from across the county are being invited to bring trucks to have on display at the fire hall grounds.
To take part in the Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit www.walk4MD.com  or contact:  Pat Fagan/ Brett Carrigan Pictou County MD Walk 2019 Coordinators at 902-771-1785 or by email at patfdebc@ns.sympatico.ca.

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