A fundraising event on Sunday will benefit Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
The fundraiser will be held at Windmill Garden Centre on Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with hot dogs and juice boxes available.
In addition to the Sunday fundraiser, Billy Boerboom, owner of Windmill Garden Centre and the Apple Barn has been selling bags of apples through Nesters Market as a fundraising initiative. A total of 244 bags of apples have been sold, with money divided equally between Nesters Market, Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Windmill Garden Centre.
Boerboom said he chose to raise money for this cause because close friends have a son with the neuromuscular disorder.
“I saw the incredible effort that’s involved in raising a child with this particular ailment,” he said.
Darin Johnson’s 13-year-old son Cole was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy eight years ago. Johnson said treatments have been given to slow the progression of the degenerative muscular disorder, but there is no cure.
His son has been prescribed steroids to help with muscular rejuvenation, but last year he reached the maximum dose possible.
“We’re optimistic there’s going to be something that can help these kids,” Johnson said.