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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Walking for Muscular Dystrophy

Regional | by Kevin Bernard  

London man will walk across Ontario to raise funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


A London businessman -- who has a four year old grandson that suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy -- is walking 500 kilometres to raise money for research.

Bob Facca will start his walk in Owen Sound on May 7th.

There is a ceremony planned for the Gazebo next to the Bayshore Community Centre around 8 AM on May 7th.

Mayor Deb Haswell and members of city council have been invited to the kick-off on the waterfront.

Facca will stop in Port Elgin on May 8th, Kincardine on the 9th, in Wingham on the 12th, and in Clinton on May 15th.

He will continue to wind his way down through several centres before ending in London on May 30th.

It's called "Louie's Grandpa Walks to Defeat Duchenne."

All of the money Bob Facca raises will go to research, as he is covering any expenses not picked up by sponsors -- such as gas, meals, lodging.

You may remember John Davidson, a TV weatherman in London, walked across Canada to raise money for research into the disease, which ultimately claimed the life of his son Jesse in 2009.

To pledge Bob, see his walk route, or just find out more about the event, please visit our website at  www.jessesjourney.com

 

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