This year I am really looking forward to participating in the 2012 Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. As a Canadian living with Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy I support the efforts of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. I first joined my local Walk for Muscular Dystrophy in 2010 and ever since it has become the one event I look forward to the most every year.
What I enjoy the most about being involved in my local Walk is how it helps to unite those of us affected by Muscular Dystrophy. It is also a great place to meet new people and it helps me a lot knowing that I am no longer in this all alone. This is why I am so glad to be a part of my local Walk. It’s all about joining together with our family and friends to raise money to help fund research and provide mobility equipment to those who need it. I enjoy the event so much that this will be my second year on the Durham Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy planning committee. The best part is being involved in the planning of a community event that is so close to my heart. This is why I spend most of my time encouraging local businesses to join us in raising funds for such a worthy cause. Over the last few years of being involved with the planning committee I have learned how important this event is to those who live in my community. I am sure I am not the only one who looks forward to this event every year. When it comes down to it, it’s the one time of the year that I can join with others in my community who share a common goal and that’s to one day find a cure for all forms of Muscular Dystrophy.
What I love the most about the Walk is the ability to be a part of a team. Creating a team is one of the best ways to get people excited about the event and more importantly it goes a long way in helping us raise awareness in our communities. When it comes to my involvement in my local Walk it really means a lot to me when my family and friends join me as well. But I also enjoy the opportunity of meeting others and joining together to make a difference in the lives of those with neuromuscular disorders. In 2012 I cannot wait to join my local Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.
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Brad Miller is a 36-year old freelance journalist living with Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, a condition which limits his ability to walk and gets progressively worse over time. He writes a personal blog, My Becker’s Story, to help raise awareness of muscular dystrophy. Also read his personal story.