On Sunday, 8th September, Parkinson Society B.C. will be holding its annual fund raising walk in Stanley Park. Walks will take place all over BC on other weekends in September.
This is the largest fund raiser for the Society and a stimulating event for participants.
I was diagnosed with PD in 2015 and have participated in two walks. Accompanied by family and friends, we walked five kilometres in Stanley Park and returned to the start for a sponsored lunch.
It is lots of fun and despite the rain last year, we all had a good time. There are people in wheel chairs, those with walking poles and walkers all doing their best to rise above this debilitating and progressive disease. There are families from babies to grand parents and every age in between and we all have a good time.
The Parkinson Society is a strong support for the PD community; printing the magazine View Points four times a year. This magazine offers valuable help for PDers and caregivers with information on how to navigate the health services, counselling, an excellent library and the motto "You are never alone". There are also excellent articles on the research projects taking place around the world and especially at UBC where there is ground breaking research being done.
I hope you will support this walk and the 13,000 people living with Parkinson's disease.