Media advisory - 400 Calgarians will participate in the Catch the Elves 10K Run and 3K Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

    CALGARY, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - 400 Calgarians will brave the elements to
participate in Muscular Dystrophy Canada's biggest local fundraising event of
the year. 400 Calgarians are signed up to complete the 10K run or 3K walk in
support of Muscular Dystrophy. A BBQ, prizes and silent auction will round out
this fun and festive event that's being held for a serious cause.

    WHO:     400 Calgarians join Muscular Dystrophy Canada Director of
             Services for Western Canada, Jennifer Scrub, Calgary Chapter
             President, Kelly Hyde along with many local chapter members and
             volunteers including the Running Room "Elves".

    WHEN:    December 9, 2007

             10:00 a.m.  10K Race and 3K Walk start

             11:00 a.m.  BBQ starts

             Noon        Prizes and Silent Auction

    WHERE:   Eau Claire Market - near the Running Room

             200 Barclay Parade SW

             Calgary, AB

    Families and board members from Muscular Dystrophy are available for
interviews from now until the end of race day

    Since 1954, Muscular Dystrophy Canada has been committed to improving the
quality of life for the tens of thousands of Canadians with neuromuscular
disorders as well as funding leading research for the discovery of therapies
and cures for neuromuscular disorders.
    We strive to ensure that people with neuromuscular disorders lead full
and engaged lives by providing services that increase mobility and encourage
independence. We also aim to promote awareness of neuromuscular disorders and
their impact on those who have them, those who care for them and all Canadians
to motivate changes in social policy at a national level.

    Muscular Dystrophy Canada uses contributions to fund Canadian research
and to buy equipment needed by people living with these conditions. There are
approximately 300 people in the Calgary area living with a neuromuscular
disorder including a number of children.

For further information:

For further information: Kelly Hyde, ABC, BA, Calgary Chapter President,
Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Cell: (403) 829-8382,;

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