Max's Big Ride - June 3 - 9, 2019
For the fifth year in a row, eight year old Max Sedmihradsky is taking his dad Andrew and three year old sister Isla on a 600 km cargobike ride to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Max’s Big Ride will kick off in Hamilton on Monday, June 3 and end on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, June 9.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive and fatal genetic disorder that gradually weakens the body’s muscles. As the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys and it can occur in all races and cultures. Most boys with DMD are using a wheelchair by the time they are 12 and many don’t survive their mid-20’s. There is currently no cure - but we hope to help find one for Max and others like him and will continue to fight until one is found.
Since 2105, Max’s Big Ride has raised over $170,000, met the Prime Minister of Canada and has helped to identify exciting new directions for Duchenne research including the establishment of Max’s Big Fellowship with the Gunning Lab at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
The 2019 Route
Monday, June 3 - Hamilton to Toronto
Tuesday, June 4 - Toronto to Oshawa
Wednesday, June 5 - Oshawa to Cobourg
Thursday, June 6 - Cobourg to Belleville
Friday, June 7 - Belleville to Kingston
Saturday, June 8 - Kingston to Smiths Falls
Sunday, June 9 - Smiths Falls to Ottawa
Monday, June 10 - Meeting + Interviews, Ottawa