Support Ian Matthews for Parkinson SuperWalk
I am asking for your support in raising funds for Parkinson Canada at its annual SuperWalk, held on September 11.
This is the first year I have participated in the SuperWalk. The "walk" will be coordinated virtually (instead of a large gathering). My wife Valarie and I, together with our children Leah, Keira and Owen** will be walking together in our neighbourhood on September 11, along with our dog Moose.
**Owen can't actually walk yet, so he'll be riding in a stroller.
My father was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2008, and his disease has advanced significantly in the past couple of years. We chose this year to get involved with SuperWalk not only because we believe very strongly in the importance of this cause, but as a way of honouring my dad - whose birthday on September 11 happens to coincide with the date of this year's walk.
More than 25 Canadians are diagnosed with Parkinson's every day; more than one person every hour. By 2031, the number of people living with Parkinson’s in Canada will more than double. I am participating in SuperWalk to fund the increasing need for support, advocacy and research.
Your donation fuels better health outcomes for Canadians living with Parkinson's today - such as my dad - and it supports the Parkinson Canada Research Program which works with Canada's brightest researchers to find the next big breakthroughs in treatment. This is why I'm asking for your support today.
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Every dollar means new hope. Thank you!
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