Parkinson Canada researchers passionate about improving lives today and aiming for a cure tomorrow

TORONTO, ON, September 28, 2017 – Clinician scientist Dr. Michael Schlossmacher and PhD candidate Anita Abeyesekera are both working to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and add to our knowledge towards an intervention that will one day allow us to stop it. Whether they are established experts, or just beginning their careers, Parkinson’s researchers count on funding … Read More

Look to the sky! CN Tower to be lit in Parkinson SuperWalk’s red and blue celebrating fundraising milestones

TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 10– Communities across Canada rallied in support of people living with Parkinson’s and in search of a cure this past weekend. 4,000 fundraising walkers and over 10,000 participants came together to raise over $2 million. This year’s fundraising has already passed the nationwide goal of $2.25 Million – a new record for Parkinson SuperWalk operated as Parkinson Canada. … Read More

A major milestone for two friends and Parkinson’s Community

Pedaling for Parkinson’s surpasses $1,000,000 raised. In 2011, friends Peter Istvan and David Newall founded “Pedaling for Parkinson’s,” an annual cycling fundraising event in support of Parkinson Canada. Pedaling for Parkinson’s spans three days, cyclists pedal over 100,000 strokes, one for each Canadian living with Parkinson’s. This year, Peter and David’s event reached a significant lifetime milestone. Together with riders, … Read More

Parkinson Canada growing its reach thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation funding

May 5 Research Forum for the public in Ottawa will showcase programs and services offering hope for the future. TORONTO, ON, May 4, 2017 Parkinson Canada invites Ottawa area residents to attend its public Research Forum and community celebration. During the event, Daphne FitzGerald, Chair of the Board of Parkinson Canada, will welcome special guest Ottawa-Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, along … Read More

There is hope in our walk

“It’s hard to explain, I just knew it was time. It felt right,” he says. SuperWalk has become a part of Bell’s healing process since his diagnosis. He cried reading the National Hero nominations submitted in his support. “You don’t realize the impact you can have, just by being yourself.” Watch Blake Bell’s story here. Bell says he’d like a cure … Read More

200 years closer to unlocking Parkinson’s disease

TORONTO, ON, March 29, 2017 –It’s been 200 years since English physician James Parkinson first described the brain disease named after him in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. Since 1817, major advances have been made in Parkinson’s research, including the development of various drug and other therapies to treat disease symptoms. And yet we still do not know precisely what causes … Read More

Parkinson Canada reaches out to pharmacists to enhance their ability to advise people living with the disease

Parkinson Canada is reaching out to pharmacists with an online, learning module to enhance their ability to advise people living with the disease.[/caption] TORONTO, ON, October 4, 2016 — It’s no surprise that pharmacists are an important member of the health care team for a person with Parkinson’s. Pharmacists advise them about their medications, potential side effects and possible adverse interactions … Read More

Parkinson Canada research sparks meaningful impact

TORONTO, ON, September 28, 2016 – Parkinson Canada has great expectations for the 19 researchers receiving new grant, fellowship and student awards over the next two years. They will not only advance our knowledge of Parkinson’s, a complex brain disease, but also they will interpret and share their knowledge with other health professionals, often treat individuals living with Parkinson’s and continue … Read More

Canadian study of neurological conditions provides new vital information on the impact of Parkinson’s disease

TORONTO, ON, September 11, 2014 – Parkinson Society Canada is excited to share today’s release of the report on The National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions by the Public Health Agency of Canada in partnership with Neurological Health Charities Canada. The four-year, $15 million study investigated the scope of 14 neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, and how they affect Canadians, … Read More