In 2011, a long time friend (David) and I founded a new event, “Pedaling for Parkinson’s”, to raise awareness and research funds for Parkinson’s. Over three days, we cycled over 100,000 pedal strokes – 1 pedal stroke for each Canadian diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Our inspiration was David’s father, diagnosed with Parkinson’s and a close friend/neighbour of mine, Rob, recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s. It was a great success, raising almost $18,000. In 2012, we raised over $54,000, in 2013, over $95,000. In 2014, it was over $160,000. In 2015, we raised over $175.000 and in 2016, over $200,000, putting our total over $700,000 for 6 years.
In 2017, we raised over $325,000, which pushed us over $1 million dollars.
Your donation dollars go directly towards a Pedaling for Parkinson’s Research Grant.
Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson's appear. Currently, there is no cure.
We will be pedaling again on July 13-15, 2018 and hope to raise over $150,000.
We need your help. Thanks for helping make a difference in the lives of people and families affected by Parkinson's.