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Monday, May 7, 2012

Walking for Fight MD

Regional | by Bayshore News Staff  

Man begins walk from Owen Sound to London to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


A London man has started his 500 kilometre walk from Owen Sound to London to raise money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Bob Facca has called his campaign "Louie's Grandpa Walks to Defeat Duchenne".

The London businessman is hoping to raise over 100 thousand dollars in his nearly month long walk -- and it started with a kick off ceremony in Owen Sound on Monday morning.

Facca decided to raise the money for Muscular Dystrophy research since his four year old grandson Louie is diagnosed with the disease.

Facca will walk along Highway 21 today and will spend the night near Allenford.

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

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

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

Brad Tait and his 15 year old son Adrian of Owen Sound were also at Monday's ceremony.

Adrian suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy -- and has been involved in fundraising with Owen Sound firefighters for the last several years.

You may remember John Davidson, a TV weatherman in London,  walked across Canada to raise money for research into Muscular Dystrophy -- 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, visit his website at www.jessesjourney.com

 

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