Today was the annual Parkinson’s Superwalk and it was held at the Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.
Parkinson’s disease is not government funded, so there needs to be ways that those effected can raise awareness and raise funds.
The Superwalk is the number one fundraiser every year to support the cause in Canada. Every year there is approximately ten thousand people who come together in separate communities throughout the nation that take part in this wonderful fundraiser.
There was a group of over 100 people at the park today to unite against the terrible disease. Nobody is safe from Parkinson’s as it can happen to anybody. CKPG Reporter Mark Villani had the chance to talk to one of the participants of the superwalk and the emotion she gave was heartbreaking. Her dad is affected by Parkinson’s and the toll that it takes on everyone to help support one another is draining. I give my condolence to those who have to deal with the heartache they face every day in the battle.
Days like today are so important, for the nation to stand up and fight against the cause together. To raise money in efforts of fighting the disease. Thank you so much to those that took the time to participate in the walk and show how much they care about those around them and those effected.