Monday, May 17, 2010

Atlantic Family of the Year

A Goose Bay family received an honorable award on Friday.

The Hopkins’ family (Martha, Ian, Karyn and Kelly) received the Atlantic Family of the Year award.

The award was given on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

The recognition is given to a family of a person with a neuromuscular disorder.

David Hopkins, their son and brother passed away in February from Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of 27.

Karyn Hopkins, David’s sister is the organizer of the David J. Hopkins Memorial Walk for Muscular Dystrophy in Goose Bay.

It will take place on June 5th at 1pm.

Hopkins hopes attention will be given to this cause and more sponsors will be recruited.

To date the Hopkins’ family and other volunteers raised over $1000.

They hope to raise more than $9000.

To make a donation visit

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jen!
    We raised just under $5,000 so far! And we have a GIANT yard sale on May 29th from 8-1pm at the Kinsmen Centre, and a Benefit Dance with the band REFORMATION playing, at the Legion on June 4th, doors opening at 9, band starting at 10 :) $5 cover charge :)