Thursday, September 20, 2018

Post Parkinson SuperWalk



The Parkinson Superwalk 2018 is all "Done and Dusted" for another year. No more walking around my neighbourhood with a clipboard - as my neighbours all breath a sigh of relief! I got more walking done getting sponsors than I did at the walk itself.

For most of my neighbours, that is the only time of the year that I come knocking on their doors. It is kind of sad that I don't know most of my neighbours, can anyone relate to that?

My grand total for this year's campaign was $1900! My goal was $1000, so I was blown away by the generosity of my friends, neighbours, my huge extended family, and my husband's co-workers.
Fortunately, my Mom's family still gets together for a summer BBQ in August, just before the annual Parkinson's fundraiser Walk, so my aunts and uncles and cousins all come ready to pass my clipboard and envelope around the circle.

I am sorry that I did not take any pictures to post.

A huge thank you to Cyndi Toews for walking with me. I have to confess: we didn't get even the short course finished. We got back to the parking lot where I left my poles, and by the time Cyndi and I got back to the starting point for the short course, I was too exhausted to walk any more. Some speedy able bodied walkers were just coming in, so we joined them making their way back to the courtyard. Good thing it isn't a race.

We had beautiful weather: cool and overcast, but not raining or snowing. This is Manitoba, and we never know what type of weather to expect in September - could still be hot, or raining, or snowing.

Hope to take part again next year.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Parkinson SuperWalk 2018


Dear Friends;
                                                 
Thank you for helping to blast past my goal of $1000!

Are you ready for this? I am astounded by this number!

My current final total: $1,900.00!!!

Planning  to walk with me?  Join me Saturday, Sept. 15
at the Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd in Winnipeg.  
Registration starts at 9:00 am, the walk at 10:00. 
You don't have to register, or do any fundraising. If you want the t-shirt, then you do need to register and raise at least $50.00.

Contact me if you would like to preregister to walk , or if you have any other questions.
Check out My Personal page for an up to date list of all the wonderful people who are helping me to help fund the research into better treatments, and maybe someday a cure for Parkinson's disease.


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