Blake Bell, our 2016 National Hero, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007.

He shares “I admit I cried after reading the nominations I received and learning that I was named the National Hero. That’s not how I think of myself, I simply want to treat people well, and trust that they’ll do the same for me.

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I started to participate in the SuperWalk because I wanted to support Parkinson's research but I also wanted to tell people about the disease, and ask them to help me in that search for a cure. It was a time in my life that I wanted to share my Parkinson's with people that did not know about my condition. I got overwhelming support from friends and family and that was part of what started to make me feel comfortable in public. In many ways, participating in Parkinson SuperWalk has been a part of my healing process.”

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Everyday Heroes 2017

Thank you for your interest in our Everyday Heroes contest, running from July 10 to August 7, 2017.

We're excited to provide three unique opportunities:

  • The chance to win the title of Parkinson SuperWalk National Hero. Our Parkinson SuperWalk Heroes will be featured in campaign messaging, online, and will have the opportunity to lead their local walk as an inspiration to all Canadians living with Parkinson's and those who care about them.
  • A chance to feature the story of an important person in your life by sharing why they are your everyday hero.
  • A chance to win one of four (4) weekly prizes of a $50 Roots Gift Card.

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