Lace up for the 2022
Parkinson Canada SuperWalk!
The 33rd event to raise funds for Parkinson’s takes place in St. Anne de Bellevue
Dust off your most comfortable shoes and get ready to join Parkinson Canada for the 33rd annual SuperWalk on September 11, 2022 in St. Anne de Bellevue. The event is back in person on the John Abbott and MacDonald Campuses.
SuperWalk is the largest annual fundraiser for Parkinson Canada and to date, the event has raised over $40 million to fuel research, creation of support tools, and advocacy for people living with Parkinson’s.
George Wall, a long-time SuperWalk participant and Hudson resident, when asked why he walks for Parkinson Canada stated, “Why do I participate in SW? I have never stopped doing it. I started five years ago and kept on doing it even through COVID. Last year I just walked with the family at John Abbott College where the walk is usually held. My son teaches at John Abbott.”
COVID has been really hard on people living with Parkinson’s, and I am so happy we will have this chance for the Parkinson community to get together and do something fun!
– Lisa Mintz
George’s wife Audrey, son Peter and his family have been walking together for five years and are excited about the walk being in person this year. George is a SuperWalker Supreme, having raised almost $3000 this year.
Lisa Mintz, who is organizing the event stated, “My father has Parkinson’s. COVID has been really hard on people living with Parkinson’s, and I am so happy we will have this chance for the Parkinson community to get together and do something fun!”
More than 100,000 Canadians live with Parkinson’s, a number expected to increase substantially in the coming years, with 30 Canadians diagnosed each day. Parkinson Canada funds critical research, provides information and support, increases awareness and advocates for improved healthcare outcomes for people with Parkinson’s across Canada.
Please visit SuperWalk.ca to register or make a donation.
Feature image: George Wall and family • Images: courtesy of Parkinson Canada
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Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, the organization provides education, advocacy and support services to people living with Parkinson’s, caregivers and health care professionals. The Parkinson Canada Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. Parkinson Canada pursues a pan Canadian mandate while keeping regional specificities through its eight offices in Canada. The Quebec office is based in Montreal. Visit parkinson.ca