The Peel Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy has become an annual event for the Basta family, one that Kim and Ashley look forward to year-round. The mother-daughter duo have been co-chairs of the volunteer planning committee for the last four years and attend the Walk with their family and friends in tow.
Both Kim and Ashley, along with other members of their extended family, are affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease and understand firsthand the importance of community support. “Muscular Dystrophy Canada has given such wonderful support to my family and me that I wanted to say thank you. There isn’t a whole lot of awareness out there regarding muscular dystrophy… so the Walk is a great way to give back and for the entire community to get involved,” said Kim.
Now they have taken a new approach to raising funds in support of their team at the Walk. Last year, rather than asking friends and family for donations, the Bastas had the idea of hosting an event at a local restaurant to raise funds instead. Teaming up with Oscar’s Roadhouse in Brampton, the family hosted a successful evening of fun and fundraising. “Oscar’s has great food, live music, is accessible and most importantly has an energetic staff willing to help in any way they can,” said Kim.
Due to last year’s success they have decided to do it all again! Attendees can look forward to another night of great music, prizes, giveaways and much more in addition to supporting a worthy cause that is close to the family’s heart. This event will support the Bastas’ fundraising efforts for the 2012 Peel Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.
The event will be taking place on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Oscar’s Roadhouse in Brampton. Festivities begin at 7:30 pm. Join in the fun and help make muscles move! You can email walkformusculardystrophy.on(at)muscle.ca for more details.