Family and friends,
We have been personally touched by the challenges of Parkinson’s disease. (Carolyn as someone who has PD and Harold as her #1 supporter and encourager.) We are also actively involved in the local Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group (Carolyn as Facilitator, with a lot of assistance from Parkinson Society British Columbia).
This is the fifth year that the “ParKrahn” team will be involved in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk fundraiser. However, our involvement will be somewhat different this year. Due to COVID-19, there will not be organized group walks. However, although the SuperWalk is listed as a virtual event, Parkinson's Disease is still very real in our lives, and we have committed ourselves to walking (possibly with a "bubble" of family/friends) on the weekend of September 12-13.
The idea for our team name, “ParKrahn”, comes from the word “parkour” which is a training discipline using only the human body and the surroundings, with a focus of maintaining as much momentum as possible while still remaining safe. As a person who is living with PD, Carolyn’s desire is to keep moving as long as possible and what gives her momentum for this comes most often from you - her family and friends. Also, the first four letters of our team name is “park”, which also happens to be the first four letters of Parkinson’s.
We ask you to join with us in our journey with Parkinson’s Disease by making a contribution. "Parkinson Society British Columbia is supported entirely by donations from individuals, members, corporations, foundations and the dedicated efforts of our volunteers." (PSBC website) All contributions, no matter how big or how small, are crucial to ourselves and all affected by Parkinson’s. We hope you’ll support our walk this year and help us reach our combined fundraising goals of $2,500.00.
Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and can manifest itself in a range of both motor and non-motor symptoms. Living with Parkinson’s can be incredibly challenging for the individual as well as their family, friends and carepartners. Currently there is no cure. Please help us bring hope to all affected by Parkinson’s Disease.
Your donation will help Parkinson Society BC continue to provide valuable programs, services, advocacy efforts and research contributions. Every dollar is one step closer to improving the lives of those in need and will be an encouragement as we continue to hope for a cure.
Carolyn and Harold Krahn