Following in the footsteps of her heroes like Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, a 43-year-old woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis will stop in Sudbury as part of her eight-month journey walking across Canada.
Lori Wikdahl, diagnosed with MS in 1996, is trying to raise awareness and funding to find a cure for the debilitating disease, which affects 50,000 Canadians.
Wikdahl will be at the SAAN store on Lasalle Boulevard on Sunday (July 27) from noon to 5 pm. SAAN is the primary clothing and footwear sponsor of WikdahlÂ?s Trans-Canada Trek for MS.
Her 229-day journey began at the foot of the Confederation Bridge in New Brunswick on May 1, and will end in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 30.
Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world with symptoms including vision and speech problems, extreme fatigue, lack of balance and coordination, and even paralysis.
The cause of the disease hasnÂ?t been identified and there is no known cure.
Anyone interested in meeting Wikdahl can visit her at the SAAN store on Sunday or donations can be made to any Royal Bank location (account number 504-718-8 Branch 030404) or through the MS website at www.mssociety.ca.
All donations are tax deductible.
To follow WikdahlÂ?s cross-country walk, visit www.scleroseenplaques.ca/chapters/ottawa/LoriUpdatelist.htm.