2013 marks the first Sault Ste Marie & Area Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. Local communities will be coming together for a fun, family-friendly celebration, an event that the Hewgill family is excited to be a part of!
Meet the Sault Ste Marie Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador!
After hearing about the opportunity to get involved with planning the event, Mary knew her and her family wanted to take part. As a member of the volunteer planning committee, Mary understands firsthand the importance of this community event because her daughter, Katie, is affected by muscular dystrophy.
Katie was diagnosed Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia shortly after birth. “We feel the walk would benefit by bringing others in our community affected by Muscular Dystrophy together for a common goal to raise awareness and help raise money for more research. As a family, being a part of the walk will give us satisfaction that we are contributing to the fight against Muscular Dystrophy,” said Mary.
Together, the Hewgill’s are working hard to raise awareness of this event. “We raise awareness by telling everyone we come in contact with about our fundraising efforts. Facebook/email is another way we are able to reach many of our family and friends.”
In addition to helping with the Walk, Katie has been involved in a number of Muscular Dystrophy Canada activities including Christmas parties and attending the most recent Youth In Action conference.
When asked what they are most looking forward to doing at the Walk, the family said “we are looking forward to meeting a variety of people. As the years go by we hope to be able to generate friendships that continue and grow like the walk.”
Thank you to the Hewgill family for being the 2013 Sault Ste Marie Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Ambassadors.
Check out this event in the Sault Online Community Calendar and visit the Sault Ste Marie Walk for Muscular Dystrophy website for more information and current fundraising efforts.