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Parkinson SuperWalk - Vancouver

The Taylor Family

Our dad, Richard Taylor, lived with and persevered through Parkinson's disease for 20+ years. 

This cruel disease took away his ability to move and function in the ways he was use to. However, dad always kept fighting, he never gave up. His determination and drive to continue enjoying the things he loved carried him through. He found joy in good quality delicious food, travelling when his body allowed, listening to jazz music, dancing, going on adventures across the City, spending time with family and expressing himself through painting, photography, creative writing and digital story telling.

Richard passed away with his four children at his side on Saturday August 28 just after midnight. His body is now free from this debilitating disease and he is at peace with those we have loved and lost.

On September 11 and 12 our family will be walking for Dad and raising funds to support Parkinson Society British Columbia continue to provide valuable programs, services, advocacy efforts and research contributions. 
With over 13,000 British Columbians diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and the worldwide incidence expected to double by 2040, the need is greater than ever to ensure those affected by the disease are getting the care they need and deserve. Our collective efforts can make a real difference, and that’s why we’ve teamed up to raise funds for Parkinson SuperWalk.

As the cause is close to our hearts, this September we’ve committed to participating in Parkinson SuperWalk, and we would really appreciate your support. Funds raised will help provide critical programs, services, advocacy efforts, and research contributions.

To help us achieve our team’s fundraising goal, we ask that you please consider making a donation to one of our team members individually. 


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