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Walk to Defeat Duchenne Participants 2022

Defeat Duchenne Canada: Walk to Defeat Duchenne Raises Over 220K

June 10, 2022

Hope lives here because of your dedication and support.

Thank you to our participants, donors, sponsors, and volunteers, for taking action to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy by participating in the 2022 virtual Walk to Defeat Duchenne on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

While we each walked, ran, and rolled different distances in different communities, we were united by the important cause that brings us together: a future without Duchenne.

This year’s event saw 400 participants from across Canada and beyond (the largest number of participants in Walk history!), surpassing our goal of $215,000 – raising $224,198 (and counting)!

Your support of the Walk ensures vital work can continue to help stop this disease. Funds raised advance advocacy efforts, year-round educational programs, and scientific discoveries to better the quality and longevity of life for children and young adults living with Duchenne.

Videos & Recordings

Special Thanks

A very special thank you to all of our new and returning ambassadors who bravely shared their stories to raise awareness across Canada:

  • Mitton Family (BC)
  • Wall Family (AB)
  • McCullough Family (SK)
  • Lavery Family (ON)
  • Dupras-Maldonado Family (QC)
  • Elton Family (NL)
  • Witzke Family (NB)
  • Power Family (NS)

Finally, a special thanks to everyone who joined the conversation online by posting photos and inspiring messages. Please take a look at all of the special moments captured on our Instagram and Facebook highlight reel and watch the heartwarming video from Team Hey Jude from BC.

Prizes & Awards

Prizes & Awards

  • Top child/youth fundraiser award ($100 Indigo gift card) goes to: Jackson Levy from Quebec who raised $9,010
  • Top adult fundraiser award ($100 Visa gift card) goes to: Laura McCullough from Saskatchewan who raised $16,379
  • Top team fundraiser award ($10 Tim Horton’s gift card for each team member) goes to: Team Jackson from Quebec who raised $34,783

Thank you to these outstanding individuals, teams, and their network of supporters for helping to raise vital funds and awareness for Duchenne!