Support Vernon for Parkinson SuperWalk
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This will be the third year that we have participated in Superwalk. But this year it will be different. This year Parkinson Canada, like all of us, has had to deal with the reality of Covid-19.
But deal with it they have. Choosing to focus on the major role exercise plays in the life of people living with Parkinson disease, Parkinson Canada developed a series of creative programs for individuals to engage in, during the months leading up to the Superwalk date. Heeding public health recommendations, they shifted from the traditional outdoor walk to a national virtual walk, scheduled for September 12, 2020.
So this year, Vernon and I, and our mighty group of supporters, will not be enjoying a wonderful day, walking along the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, in support of Superwalk. We will, however, continue to fund-raise. With very tightly crossed fingers, we are hoping to raise the same amount this year as we did last year - $7,000.00. We fully understand that Covid-19 will have impacted the ability of some to contribute as they have in the past. We are hoping to attract some new donners and perhaps experience increases from others and thereby achieve our goal.
The picture included above is from last year's walk. As you can see, Vernon was in fine form. For the most part, he still is. However, Parkinson is a progressive disease, and, as we knew it would, slowly but surely, the disease is progressing. The early months of this year were challenging, and Covid-19 made things a bit more difficult. Some of the challenges were Parkinson related, others were age related. But we soldier on, taking it one day at a time, bolstered by the love and support of good friends and family. Vernon remains determined to control as much as he possibly can in terms of this disease.
Our reasons for participating in Superwalk are quite simple. Parkinson Canada has been a major source of support for us. We value the work they do and want to give back. Superwalk lets us do that. Your donation fuels better health outcomes for Canadians living with Parkinson's today, and supports the Parkinson Canada Research Program to find the next big breakthrough in treatment.
All you need to do now is click the DONATE NOW button on the right hand side of the page, above the progress meter and achievements. Parkinson Canada will immediately acknowledge your donation and provide you with a tax receipt.
Thanks for your past support and for being with us on this venture. We'll keep you posted on how we make out with our ambitious goal.
Penny and Vernon
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