Published on Tue, 09/05/2017 by Parkinson Canada QC

Parkinson SuperWalk returns to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue: Come and try boxing!

MONTREAL, QC – After last year’s success, Parkinson SuperWalk returns to St. Anne de Bellevue on September 10. Before you start the Walk, consider giving boxing a try. It’s a great exercise to help combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson Canada and its partners will give a boxing demonstration adapted to Parkinson’s and you can give it a try too! SuperWalk registration will open at 12 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 1:30 p.m.  Ted Bird of Jewel FM will be our celebrity master of ceremonies! 

There will be a draw for great prizes, entertainment and light refreshments will be served. Come out for a family event where you can stroll, walk, run, or drop by to mingle, meet with reserachers and learn more about Parkinson’s. Dogs on leash are welcome too.

This year Tim Landry will take part in Parkinson SuperWalk for the second time. Tim is currently the top fundraiser in Quebec and has also taken on a variety of volunteer responsibilities. “I have many friends with Parkinson’s disease. I want to support this cause in any way that I can.” says Tim, who will be walking in SuperWalk with his son this year.

Parkinson’s affects over 100,000 Canadians; a number expected increase substantially in the coming years, with 25 Canadians diagnosed each day. It is a disease of the brain that touches almost every aspect of daily living, including movement, mood, speech, eating and drinking, cognitive abilities and even sleep. It worsens over time, robbing a person of their independence through increasing disability.

You can join Tim Landry inspiring hope for Canadians living with Parkinson’s as well as their families and care givers. Take part in the walk or support someone who will be walking. Register today at www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca for a fun, family outing with a special purpose. Or call Lisa Mintz at 1-800-565-3000 ext. 3327.

About Parkinson SuperWalk

Parkinson SuperWalk provides the opportunity for participants to raise funds and awareness on behalf of all Canadians living with Parkinson’s. Since 1990, Parkinson SuperWalk has raised more than $35 million. This is invested in communities across Canada to provide support services, education and advocacy for people affected by Parkinson’s and for Parkinson’s research into improving treatments and finding a cure, including programs specific to Quebec. 

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Contact:

Lisa Mintz
1-800-565-3000; ext. 3327
Lisa.Mintz@parkinson.ca