2021 Parkinson SuperWalk in Memory of Mom
Last year our Vaughan Parkinson SuperWalk Committee entrusted me with the honour to become their Chair. Little did I know that we would need to pivot our fundraising efforts for a pandemic! I am extremely grateful and proud of both my daughters, Andrea and Deanna, who came on as new committee team members. With the their help, and the dedication of the rest of the Committee, COVID-19 has forced us to be innovative in how we conduct a community event with COVID-19 restrictions. In the spirit of our “No Matter What” theme we have as a team remained focused on reaching our fundraising goals.
Parkinsonians have always faced their challenges with much courage; this past year introduced new challenges with many Parkinsonians not receiving personal support, caregivers taxed with assisting their loved ones and limited access to services. On Saturday, September 11th, 2021 we will be holding our 9th annual Vaughan Parkinsons SuperWalk. Our Team Cookies and Cream will, as we did last year, ‘Walk our Way’ in smaller groups.
Proudly a member of Team Cookies and Cream I walk for...
My late Mother (Cookie) who, when diagnosed at 49, courageously faced many challenges over the 30 years she lived with Parkinsons, Although she was grateful for my Father's caregiving, family and friends who took the time to assist or visit, there were many days when she felt isolated. She could not just leave the house, walk to the backyard, visit a friend or bake a cake when she wanted.
And our dear friend Robert (Cream), who at 59 knows only too well the impact Parkinsons has had on his life over the past 9 years. He too and his family have had to face the same challenges with extreme courage and loving support.
How can you help?
This year we have broadened our options to fundraise with the following opportunities:
1) Participate in one of our fundraising options, see Vaughan Fundraising Page
As you may have experienced difficulty during these unprecedented times, I do understand if you cannot assist with our fundraising efforts this year. If you are able to donate I thank you in advance, and if you cannot this year I know that you will be there for our team in spirit.
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