This September: walk with us on the path to a cure as part of Canada’s only nationwide fundraiser for Parkinson’s
Scroll down to find all about what’s happening for SuperWalk in 2019.
What is SuperWalk?
Join our movement of more than 80 communities and 10,000 participants across Canada.
Parkinson Canada SuperWalk takes place each September. Across the country, walkers, donors and volunteers band together to show one another they are not alone in standing up to Parkinson's.
Since 1990, walkers like you have raised more than $38 Million (including $2.35 Million in 2018) to support a better life today for Canadians living with Parkinson's, a world without Parkinson's tomorrow.
Meet Pat Evans Our National Hero
In communities all across Canada we know that there are people living with or affected by Parkinson’s whose everyday heroism is an example to others. Since 2016, we've hosted our Everyday Heroes, Extraordinary Hope contest in acknowledgment of this.
Last year's winner was Pat Evans of Portland, Ontario. She was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s 12 years ago when her movement disorders specialist who matter-of-factly announced, “You’ve got Parkinson’s”. Up to that point in life, Pat had worn many hats— social worker, mother, wife, activist, constituency assistant, friend and volunteer.
She learned to manage her Parkinson’s diagnosis with the same level of energy and commitment she brings to all these roles. Get the facts, don’t settle. Make it happen, no matter what. With a skilled medical team, healthy life choices, a supportive husband, and a purposeful exercise routine, Pat Evans is challenging Parkinson’s every step of the way.
Click here for photos from our Walks across Canada in 2018.
- Henry Friesen - $2,500.00
- Faye Lawson - $580.00
- Carri Mitchener - $50.00
- Margaret Borges - $50.00
- Palmier Stevenson-Young - $100.00
- Pat Evans - $1,100.00
- Jenna Boersma - $150.00
- Michael Zegers - $250.00
- Heather Sinclair - $100.00
- Richard Carriere - $250.00
- Jennifer Hild - $100.00
- Team Mitchener - $50.00
- Night Warriors - $50.00
- Team Bacchus - $550.00
- Pat's Pacers - $1,100.00
- Team Dutchy - $150.00
- Markham In Motion for Parkinson's - $250.00
- Louise - pushing boundaries - $250.00
- Kinky boots - $25.00
- The G Squad - $360.00
- Parkie Princesses - $100.00
Click here to check out our top fundraisers by province!
SuperStar walkers are some of our most successful fundraisers across the country. This special group of fundraisers each contribute $1,000 or more through their personal campaigns and receive special recognition of their fundraising impact.
Becoming a SuperStar fundraiser makes you a part of a special club that celebrates nearly $1 Million in Impact each year.
Walker Recognition Program
Parkinson SuperWalk merchandise is offered as part of our Walker Recognition Program as another way to say THANK YOU for your support.
Our recognition levels start at $250 and items are available to order after the walk. Special recognition starts at $1,000 for our SuperStar walkers.
Thanks to our Top Fundraisers in 2018!
- Margot Friedman - $46,723.00
- Robert Ritzer - $21,265.00
- Laura and Angelo Zega - $15,681.44
- Kenny Bearg - $15,326.00
- Marc Pittet - $14,331.00
- John Spero - $13,470.50
- Brian Harriman - $13,020.00
- Julie, Luc, Zach &Théo Poulin - $12,343.00
- Nancy Kelley - $11,965.00
- Marcus Gee - $10,993.00
Whether you're a first time fundraiser, or you're familiar with the typical approach, the tools below will help you reach your goal with ease!
- specific tools for team captains
- messaging content that you can copy and paste, customize, and share with friends
- social media tools
- tips on organizing your own fundraising event
- and helpful tidbits about Parkinson's and our organization that you can share with your supporters.
We are here to support your fundraising success! Alejandro Alas, our Online Fundraising Concierge, is here to help as part of a committed team working on Parkinson Canada SuperWalk.
You can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone at 800-565-3000 (extension 3392), and by using the chat button found on the lower left hand corner of your screen.