Walk to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association is Saturday

11 years ago

     PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — An event scheduled for Feb. 9 — but postponed due to a winter storm — is a go for this Saturday, April 6, at the Maine Mall in Portland, with proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Participants will include Adam MacDonald, a local man with a form of the disease known as Duchenne’s.

“My team is Adam MacDonald vs. Duchenne,” said Adam MacDonald. “I have a dream to have the largest team ever in history for MDA here in Maine for a walk.”
Among those planning to join MacDonald are his mother, stepfather, two grandmothers, an elderly neighbor, his third-grade teacher and an aunt.
The decision was made by organizers to cancel the event earlier this year, fearing participants’ safety, since so many planned to travel from across the state to take part in the fundraiser.
“The safety of our families, sponsors, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance. We look forward to seeing everyone (on Saturday) and look forward to a bigger event than anticipated,” read the note on the Maine MDA Muscle Walk 2013 website.
For every dollar raised or donated,100 percent goes directly to support the MDA. To date, MacDonald and his team have raised over $4,000 but welcome more donations, since every dollar brings researchers that much closer to finding a cure.
Anyone interested in participating is welcome to join. The walk will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Maine Mall.
For more information, call 854-3749. You can also look for the Muscle Walk on Facebook.