Muscle Dystrophy climb for Prevention
Organized by: Andrew McCulloch
My name is Andrew, I'm an active Emergency Medical Responder volunteer in Ontario, Canada. I have seen first hand the heart break and sorrow children undertake while battling Muscle dystrophy (MD). I have came here to day to bring awareness of MD and gain support in Canada and broad; so we all can bring change to the children that live with MD. Once we have met our goal, I would donate all proceeds in Our Local Fire Department name which then will go directly to MD Canada. Muscle Dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that gradually weakens the body's muscles. It's caused by incorrect or missing genetic information that prevents the body from making the proteins needed to build and maintain healthy muscles. A child who is diagnosed with MD gradually loses the ability to do things like walk, sit upright, breathe easily, and move the arms and hands. This increasing weakness can lead to other health problems. There are several major forms of muscular dystrophy, which can affect the muscles to varying degrees. In some cases, MD starts causing muscle problems in infancy; in others, symptoms don't appear until adulthood. There is no cure for MD, but researchers are quickly learning more about how to prevent and treat it. Doctors are also working on improving muscle and joint function and slowing muscle deterioration so that those with MD can live as actively and independently as possible.