Keith Bourne started experiencing Involuntary Movements/Tic Disorder almost four years ago. Medication couldn’t help with the movements and he began to feel hopeless as at times he would lose any control of his hands and legs. After much reading and research, Keith made lifestyle changes such as getting plenty of rest, reducing stress and drinking water to help improve his quality of life. He has decided to walk along Highway 2 from Cornwall to Kitchener to help increase awareness for individuals living with Involuntary Movements/Tic Disorders.
“On July 31st, I will start out on a 537.8 Km hike from Cornwall to Kitchener”, said Bourne. Funds raised from Keith’s Journey will support March of Dimes Canada and United Way/Centraide SD&G.
“Keith approached United Way expressing his interest in undertaking an event to raise money and help increase awareness at the same time”, said Lori Greer, United Way SD&G Executive Director. March of Dimes Canada’s Assistive Devices Program is one local program supported by United Way of SD&G. “Join us at 9:00am on Sunday, July 31st in the parking lot at 1400 Vincent Massey Drive as we wish Keith all the best during his amazing journey and support his wish to increase awareness about Involuntary Movements/Tic Disorders.”
March of Dimes Canada delivered more than 3 million service hours and helped over 60,000 Canadians living with physical disabilities, and The United Way of SD&G helps to raise funds that assist 17 agencies (19 programs) throughout Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
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