Create or support a fundraiser for Parkinson Canada and help make life better for people living with Parkinson's.
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. Each person's experience with Parkinson's is unique, and so are the ways you can make a difference. Whether creating a fundraiser to honour a loved one or to challenge yourself, you can make a significant impact by Fundraising Your Way.
Fundraising Your Way is your opportunity to turn your ideas, passions, and hobbies into a fundraiser to support Parkinson Canada. As a fundraiser, you will get access to an online toolkit and helpful resources that will make fundraising simple and fun!
Choose one of the options below to get started and transform the lives of people living with Parkinson’s today.
Choose an activity you love, set a goal you believe you can achieve, or push yourself beyond. Active fundraisers allow you to track your fitness in addition to your fundraising.Start my fundraiser
As a creator or person who enjoys connecting online, you are in a position to reach anyone, anywhere. Engaging support with a livestream can provide inclusive opportunities for people with Parkinson's.Start my fundraiser
Set up a donation page in honour of someone living with Parkinson's or someone you would like to commemorate and allow donors to dedicate their donations to their legacy.Start my fundraiser
Put your fundraising ideas to work by setting up a personalized fundraising page that expresses your creativity and inspires others to donate and support Parkinson Canada.Start my fundraiser
A Facebook fundraiser is a quick and easy way for friends and family to give funds to Parkinson Canada. You can add the Donate button to your Facebook page and posts, making it easy for your network to contribute in a few steps.
Do you have a big fundraising idea? If you need more than a personalized fundraising page, or you need extra support getting your idea off the ground, let our Events Team know about your fundraiser.
When you're supporting Parkinson Canada, you're contributing to a measurable impact on the research being done, the services being offered, and the people being helped every day.
We hope that by sharing and celebrating stories of those impacted by Parkinson's we can inspire you to take action.
Rudy Erfle and Artemis Erfle are a dynamic couple driven by the love of their family to empower their community and people impacted by Parkinson's. Fourteen years ago, Rudy first noticed a tremor in his hand while playing summer hockey. The diagnosis of Parkinson's at the age of 47 came as a shock to Rudy and his family, as he had always been active and was younger than the average Parkinson's diagnosis.
Jim Peters sensed something was wrong before an official Parkinson's diagnosis. As an always active person involved in running and golf, Jim was well aware of his body and the suspicious gradual changes to his health. It's common for twitches to be mistaken for nervousness or dizzy spells caused by skipping a meal, but after a series of events specific to Jim, he began asking questions.
As a drummer for the band Mountain Head, Kevin Farmer knows one of the most important things any musician can do is learn how to listen. Sixteen years ago, Kevin's father, Alan Farmer, was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Kevin, then 18, was living at home and remembered his dad gathering the family to explain the news. "He seemed pretty normal at that point. The symptoms were minimal. I wasn't aware of the impact, how challenging it would get for him."
Claire Giallonardo has always been connected to nature and the arts. She has had a long and rewarding career in finance and is an artist/ poet. In 2014, she was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Retiring much earlier than she had anticipated, she found a way to navigate the changes in her life living with Parkinson's. With renewed passion, she embarks on her creative work and strives for a secure and balanced future.