Quebec Walk for Muscular Dystrophy had a very special guest at their Walk event on June 10th. Hugo Girard came to support the event and took time to pose for pictures with the many participants on a red carpet-type entrance. Quebec Walk for MD had 340 participants and volunteers and they raised over $30,000!
Hugo has family members who are affected by a neuromuscular disorder, and he chose to use his celebrity to raise the profile of Quebec Walk for Muscular Dystrophy and encourage others to “make muscles move”. He also wanted to support his new friend, Félix Vigot, the Quebec Walk for MD Ambassador. Hugo even visited Félix and his classmates after the class raised $3,650 at a Move-a-thon event for the Walk.
Hugo was named Canada’s Strongest Man six times between 1999 and 2004, he was North America’s Strongest Man in 2001 and 2002 and he was the 2002 Strongman (IFSA) Super Series . Hugo is well known in Quebec due to his Strongman competitions and appearing in comical commercials.
Check out more pictures of Hugo and the Quebec Walk for MD from 107.5 Rouge fm, who was a Quebec Walk for MD media sponsor.