First of all, I hope everybody reading this is healthy and happy (and that goes for your family as well). Pedaling for Parkinson's in PEC has had to undergo some changes this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the one thing that hasn't changed is the Cause to end Parkinson's Disease still remains and I am asking for your help.
We are so happy to be getting together again in Milford, PEC and make no mistake, every pedal turn will go towards making the lives of those people, like myself, live better with Parkinson's Disease.
Technically speaking, 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. 25 people each day are diagnosed with Parkinson's in Canada. Currently, there is no cure. That needs to change.
That's one of the technical aspects of Parkinson's Disease, but it is more than that. Parkinson's is personal to me. I was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease 5 years ago. My Grandmother had Parkinson's Disease. I am trying to make sure that I am the last person in my family, and every family, that has PD. Yes it is a lofty goal and might seem impossible, but I think it was Michael J Fox who said we only can't if we don't. That's where your donations come in: to make what might seem impossible a reality.
Because of the tremendous support of our sponsors, your donation goes directly towards a Pedaling for Parkinson's Research Grant and the Parkinson Canada National Research Program.
I truly believe that if we just keep going, we will ultimately get there. Thank you very much for your donation.