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Walk to Defeat Duchenne 2018

May 29, 2018

The 2018 Walk to Defeat Duchenne took place on Sunday, May 27 in London’s Springbank Park. More than 150 walkers joined us on a beautiful day to walk the 8.25km route. Some even completed the route four times, equaling the 33km that John Davidson walked every day for 286 days when he crossed Canada in 1998. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since that historic event.

The event raised more than $75,000 and still counting – thank you to everyone for your support!

We were pleased to be joined by London Mayor Matt Brown, who presented John with the Key to the City of London that had been promised to John and Jesse in 1995. While the City of London no longer presents Keys to the City, Mayor Brown honoured the commitment the city made during John and Jesse’s walk across Ontario and surprised John with the presentation.

Thank you to our top sponsors: St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, ProResp, and RBC.

Thank you to our kilometer sponsors: Oxford Dodge, Dominos, Artcal, General Dynamics, BlueStone Properties, and M&M Food Market.

You can still support the walk by pledging a walker – click here for more details.

For more information about the research supported by this event and others, click here.

To find out about other events taking place this year, click here.

For more information about other ways you can get involved, click here.