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October 27, 2017 3:34 pm

Parkinson SuperWalk Held in PG

Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

Pipers accompany participants in Parkinson SuperWalk at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park on Saturday. Photo 250News

Prince George, B.C. – People suffering with Parkinson’s Disease and their supporters took part in the Parkinson SuperWalk at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park Saturday afternoon.

The SuperWalk is the most important provincial awareness and fundraising event for the Parkinson Society of BC, with over 20 communities around the province holding their individual walks Sept 9th, 10th and 16th.  The provincial goal this year is to raise $460,000 for research, programs and services.

Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond told the local gathering that ‘today is about, as a community, showing people and families who are impacted by Parkinsons that they don’t have to make that journey alone, that we’re here to show our support, our care.”

“And, probably even more importantly, clinical research really matters, it makes a difference and, as all of you well know, there is currently no cure for Parkinsons and all of the hard work that you’ve done raising funds and being here will make a difference for the future of Parkinson victims and the families who are impacted.  It’s about advocacy, support, education, all of those things.”

“And to those of you as families we want you to know that our community cares and that we are honoured to be able to walk alongside you and to show you in a very physical way that your circumstances matter to us.”

The local organizers had set a fundraising goal of $10,000 for this year’s Prince George walk.


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