Support Chuck Daigle for Parkinson SuperWalk 2019
September 8, 2019 will be mine and Anita (Gutteridge) and family’s first participation in the annual Parkinson’s SuperWalk which will be held in Cobourg starting at 9:30 at the C.R. Gummow School. The funds raised are used for programs and research to help the more than 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease, along with their care partners and family members.
My journey with Parkinson’s was first diagnosed last year. Although I have symptoms that impede my life to some extent, I am still able and encouraged to cycle, curl, and exercise. Depending on weather, I am able to cycle 30 km twice a week. Cycling and exercise helps me with my movement issues. Also I am on a medication regime which helps to regulate and control my symptoms.
I'm proud to participate in SuperWalk, an event that emphasizes the strength of spirit the Parkinson community shows - one that understands that while symptoms may cause challenges, it takes courage to try and fail and try again and again - so everyone can recognize what true strength of character looks like No Matter What.
As we all know someone who suffers with this crippling disease, 25 Canadians will be diagnosed every day. We would ask you to consider a donation to our Parkinson SuperWalk Campaign. These funds are valuable contributions that support programs and research. The programs have created a better understanding of the disease, and new and improved ways in which it is treated. With continued support we hope that someday soon we will find a cure for this disease or at least a way to effectively treat it for all individuals.
Contributions from people like you help to develop and research ways to help persons with Parkinson. A great illustration of this is deep brain stimulation surgery. This is now an accepted practise in Canada and the Toronto Western Hospital is a world leader in this surgery.
My brother-in-law John Gutteridge has been offered and qualified for this surgery. The surgery although invasive, will reduce the need for some medication and allow him to live a more normal life with less medication and dyskinesias. Your donations help bring these solutions to a reality and provide hope for all of us with Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY to receive an autographed Toronto Maple Leaf Jersey or a Toronto Maple Leaf game day experience, just for contributing to my Parkinson Superwalk 2019 Campaign. See below for further details.
We want to recognize your contribution to our cause by rewarding two donors with gifts that were generously donated by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Details and guidelines are outlined below.
Your donation will give you an opportunity for the Toronto Maple Leaf Game day experience, or the Auston Matthews autographed jersey.
My brother-in-law John has worked hard at securing these prizes.
These prizes consist of:
An autographed Auston Matthews jersey
GAME DAY EXPERIENCE for 2 guests on Friday November 15
* 2 lower bowl (gold) tickets: Boston @ Toronto (Nov. 15)
* access to game-day morning skate for Toronto & Boston (10:00am - Noon)
* 2 tickets to the Hockey Hall of Fame
* tour of the Scotiabank Arena press box
Everyone who makes a donation to my campaign “Chuck Daigle” will be eligible to win.
Your name will be entered when we are notified of your donation.
The plan at the present time is to draw the winners at the Newmarket/Aurora Superwalk, Fairy Lake Park, Newmarket, September 15, @ 12:30 pm.
There will be two names drawn. The first will be for your choice of one of the two Toronto Maple Leaf gifts, the second gift will be drawn immediately following the first but the gift will not be determined until the first person drawn picks their gift.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of my SuperWalk campaign. Without this support there would be little hope.
You can make donations online by following the link listed here, or by visiting the SuperWalk 2019 website, clicking ‘Donate Now’, then ‘Donate to a walker’ and selecting Chuck Daigle.
You can also donate by phoning Parkinson Society for Central and Northern Ontario at 1-800-565-3000 and stating that you want to make a donation to Chuck Daigle’s Campaign.
All donations are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration.
If you have any questions, please contact Parkinson Canada.
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