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Parkinson SuperWalk 27th Year Journey

Since 1990, Canadians have participated in Parkinson SuperWalk raising funds to support Canadians living with Parkinson's, their families and care providers. We acknowledge the dedication of thousands of walkers, donors, volunteers and staff whose contributions and tireless efforts over 27 years have paved the way for these achievements. Here are some of the steps we’ve taken along the way.






1990

Seven members of the Toronto (Ontario) Chapter hold the first SuperWalk.


1995

BC hosted its first Parkinson SuperWalk in Vancouver in 1995.

The first SuperWalk event in Southwestern Ontario took place in 1995 in London and raised $11,000. Sarnia began holding a SuperWalk in 1996 and Windsor held its first event in 1997.


2000

SuperWalk for Parkinson’s celebrates its 10th Anniversary with 38 walks across Canada, raising $641,191.


2002

In two years, SuperWalk doubles its revenue to $1,266,574.

Parkinson SuperWalk begins online fundraising.


2004

SuperWalk reaches new heights 74 walks raising almost $1.7 million.


2007

SuperWalk breaks the $2.1 million mark, with over 12,000 walkers participating in 80 walks across Canada.


2009

SuperWalk for Parkinson’s raises more than $2.3 million with over 13,000 walkers in 87 locations across Canada.


2010

On its 20th anniversary, SuperWalk for Parkinson’s gets a new name, Parkinson SuperWalk.

For the first time, we passed the $1 million mark in online donations.


2012

Parkinson SuperWalk raises more than $3.24 million in 100 communities across the country.


2014

Participants and donors in Central & Northern Ontario exceeded the $1 million mark in a single year for the first time.

For the first time, more than half of SuperWalk donations were made online more than $1.5 million.

Southwestern Ontario hosts 12 Parkinson SuperWalk events and has raised more than $4.6 million since its first event in 1995.


2015

Parkinson SuperWalk marks its 25th anniversary.

Vancouver's Parkinson SuperWalk marks its 20th year.


2016

Parkinson SuperWalk is operated for the first time as Parkinson Canada, a unified coast to coast organization, with strong fundraising growth (6%)


2017

2017 marks the 200th Anniversary of James Parkinson defining the condition in his Essay on "The Shaking Palsy"