Trudi St Marie from Zavitz Insurance is a strong supporter of funding research to find a cure for Duchenne. Her cousin’s son Louie, who is currently 4 years old, was diagnosed with the disease. It causes a degeneration of his muscles causing them to die off. This disease puts kids in wheelchairs and shortens their lifespan to an average of 25 years.

To help raise money, Trudi organized a trivia night at Zavitz Insurance where 90+ people participated. The event was a huge success and raised $2200.

In addition, Louie’s grandpa is walking 500kms from Owen Sound to London. To show her support for his grandpa and the disease, Trudi will be walking 100kms from May 12 -19th. She will also participate in the Jesse’s Journey walk on May 6th. To show our support for Trudi and this cause, Zavitz Insurance has donated $1500.

To learn more about the walk for Duchenne and how you can contribute or participate, please watch this short video: