Sudbury Freedom To Move For Dystonia Research

Dystonia Walk-and-Wheel 2018 - Thank You for Your Support

 What an amazing Dystonia Walk-and-Wheel we had! Not only did we have a beautiful day but 28 wonderful people showed up to raise $19,458 with still more pledges to come from online donations.

A milestone was reached today when Dwayne Backer brought in $11,578, bringing the total amount that he has raised over the last 18 years to over $100,000. In this time frame Dwayne single handedly raised $103,068 for dystonia medical research. He does not get big corporate donations. He reached out to 286 people this year and donations ranged from $3 to one large donation of $1500 with lots of $5, $20, $25, $50 and some $100 donations in between. Dwayne is a septuagenarian and is very young at heart. He believes strongly in raising money to find a cure for dystonia as he has had it his entire adult life. He doesn’t want any child or young adult to have to live the rest of their life with dystonia. Congratulations, Dwayne!!!

 Top prize winners for the most pledges obtained were 1) Dwayne Backer 2) Richard & Mary Guy 3) Coco  Lariviere and 4) Lauraine Blais. These prizes were donated by DMRF Canada. Congratulations to all of you!   

 A very special thank you to Linda Thompson for once again organizing the BBQ. Food donations came from Linda Thompson, Chris Y.I.G., Tim Horton’s and our dystonia fund. Thank you to Harry Thompson and his son, Kyle, for the delivery and use of their BBQ.  Thanks to our chefs, Linda Thompson and Denise St. Georges, who replaced Len Shymkiw, who is recovering from a heart pace maker shock.

 Door prizes were donated by Barrydowne Paint & Wallpaper, BBT Machining Inc., Maureen Clement, Rico Johnston, M&M Meats, Querney’s Office Plus, The Rainville Clan, Scotiabank and Topper’s Pizza.  

Thank you to all the donors for your generosity.

Thank you to our experienced desk crew of Brenda Morris, Lise Depatie and Sue Leroux for setting things up and keeping track of the walkers and the money that they brought in. Everyone was so helpful it made set up and take down a breeze.

A very big thank you to everyone who sponsored our walkers and everyone who helped in making the walk such a success.

Gratefully yours, Mary Guy, Support Group Leader Sudbury & District