Annual event raises funds for muscular dystrophy

Walk for Lysa takes place Sunday, April 7 in Abbotsford

The 11th annual Walk for Lysa takes place in Abbotsford on Sunday, April 7 to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

The 5 km fun run begins at 2 p.m. (registration is at 1 p.m.) at Mill Lake Park on Emerson Street.

The event is named for Lysa Erin Terpstra of Abbotsford who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of 18 months.

She died on July 8, 2002 at the age of 19 after a virus left her with a weakened heart, contributing to a stroke.

To register online, visit muscle.akaraisin.com/2013walkforlysa. For more information, email fraservalleychapter@muscle.ca or call Fran Gordon at 604-850-0661.