I've never been a big fan of big "find a cure" organizations, as I believe that our public health system and research labs should be adequately funded by the state. But that's not looking like its going to happen soon, and after watching the awful deterioration that Parkinson's exacted on my big brother, Bruce, over several years until his death three years ago, I've become a regular participant in the Parkinson's Walk each September. I miss Bruce a lot, and this is one way I can remember him and honour the memory of a very kind and caring man.
All contributions, no matter how big or how small, are critical to those affected by Parkinson's. I hope you’ll support my walk this year and help me reach my fundraising goal.
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 for their family, friends, and carepartners. Currently, there is no cure.
Your donation will help Parkinson Society British Columbia 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.