Walk in a Box
This year you have the opportunity to host SuperWalk your way! The section below has downloadable tools and resources so you can celebrate SuperWalk at home, in your neighbourhood, or perhaps as part of a small community gathering. Walk in a Box is designed to help you make a custom, meaningful SuperWalk experience. If you need something that’s missing from the list below, please contact us at email@example.com.
Walk in a Box Sponsors
Registered walkers have access to new t-shirt and design items to customize your own shirts, swag and more. We’re mailing physical walk in a box kits to families, walkers and teams that request them in August, too.
Login using the box on the right to access these new design files and more great tools!
Not sure how to use these tools? Download our how-to document for some inspiration.
New T-shirt Designs
Registered Walkers: Login to Access this year’s custom design files
For a full list of our tools available for you to download, click here!
Walkers! Use this form to collect the information from donors who support your SuperWalk campaign!
Want to promote Parkinson Canada SuperWalk in your office, school, or community? Download this customizable poster and display it proudly!
Meet Alejandro, Your Online Fundraising Concierge
We are here to support your fundraising success! Specifically, 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.
Alejandro receives questions from all parts of the country on a variety of subjects, and he's always there to help. Perhaps the easiest question is: what should people do if they're looking for help or information?
Call me! At 800-565-3000 ext. 3392, or send an email to email@example.com, I'm by the phone 8-4PM; Eastern Time and monitor my email inbox regularly. If I miss your call, you can count on a call back.
I find the range of questions that come in interesting... some are very technical, while some are just looking for information, and others still want to know about the value of their donation. Just remember I'm only a phone call away.
Have questions? Check out our FAQs.
An interview with June Benaschak on overcoming fundraising barriers
For a detailed walk through, check out our fundraising tips page which will help with getting started, and managing your full campaign.
Ideas on how to set up your Personal Page
Here are some great tips to help you to fundraise for Parkinson SuperWalk.
- Register online and collect donations online. This is the easiest and most cost effective way to fundraise. In addition, when your donors enter their information the tax receipt is immediately processed and sent to their email address, saving time and money!
- Set a fundraising goal that works for you.
- Sponsor yourself first to get the ball rolling. When your friends and family see your donation and commitment, they will be more willing and may match or surpass your donation amount.
- Approach local businesses in your area to see if they will sponsor you. And don’t be shy about asking people you hire for services throughout the year, such as your dentist, dog walker or lawn care company. Check out more Fundraising ideas, below.
For more tips, read our handy guide here.
Your Walker Toolkit
Corporate Engagement Slideshow
How to reach your goal in 10 days ($250 default goal)
Parkinson's quick facts to share with supporters
Fundraising tips and ideas
Workplace Fundraising Ideas
Search for employers who match gifts
Additional Fundraising Ideas
Prizes, Contests, Recognition
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.
Draws and Prizes
Our 2019 National Grand Prize draw is sponsored by Travel Insurance Office Inc.
For every $250 raised, individual walkers receive one entry into the National Grand Prize with a chance for a $2,500 travel voucher.
For every $500 raised, teams will receive one entry into our Team Challenge draw with a chance to win a private audience with a Parkinson Canada funded researcher.
Click here for details.
Peer Nominated Awards
Each year, we call on participants and volunteers from across Canada to nominate a Walker and Volunteer of the year. Congratulations to our 2018 winners Jenna Sigurdson (Winnipeg) and Jenny Andrus (Northumberland), respectively.
Download our nomination package to honour someone in your community.
National Hero Contest
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.
For 2019, submissions are being received from Parkinson Canada Support Groups across the country to name a new hero. To hear from last year's winner Pat Evans and other past heroes, click here.