Jesse’s Journey Stops in Cornwall June 2, 2014 DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY



grandpa bobJesse’s Journey is excited to announce that Grandpa Bob’s 4,000 Kilometre Walk for Louie is underway. Grandpa Bob, or Bob Facca, started walking May 12 in Quebec City, for his grandson Louie and all the other boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. More than $400,000 has already been raised.    


Grandpa Bob will walk from May until December, starting in Quebec City and finishing in Winnipeg, 4,000 kilometres later. He will be covering approximately 20 kilometres a day and stop in many cities and towns (see attached list). While Grandpa Bob walks through Quebec, he will be joined by Tom Cappelli, who son Aidan suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

In May of 2012, Grandpa Bob walked 500 kilometres across Ontario and raised $250,000 for Duchenne research. He says he has been training hard and says this is something he has to do, “because as close as the researchers are, they still need more money. The more funding they have, the more research they can do.”

Jesse’s Journey has been funding research into finding treatment and a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy since 1994. To date, Jesse’s Journey has been able to fund more than $5 million in the most promising research across North America and researchers say progress is being made.


grandpa bob bus

Grandpa Bob’s 4,000 Kilometre Walk for Louie

Quebec City start – May 12

Trois Rivieres – May 17

Montreal – May 24

Cornwall – June 2

Ottawa – June 6

Brockville – June 10

Kingston -June 14

Trenton – June 22

Peterborough – June 24

Whitby – June 29

Newmarket – July 2

Guelph – July 6

Burlington – July 8

Niagara Falls – July 12

Woodstock – July 17

London – July 22

Chatham – July 28

Windsor – Aug 1

Sarnia – Aug 6

Grand Bend – Aug 9

Goderich – Aug 11

Owen Sound – Aug 19

Midland – Aug 25

Parry Sound – Sept 2

Sudbury – Sept 11

Sault Ste Marie – Sept 28

Thunder Bay – Nov 4

Winnipeg – Dec 9


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