Opening the giving season

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GivingTuesday, December 1, 2015 is an international day of giving and the opening day of the charitable season. This special day is a time when everyone can come together to share their commitment to favourite causes and celebrate the joy of giving. If you use Twitter and/or Facebook, #GivingTuesday is a great way to lead by example and encourage your friends, family and followers, to give back to the community.

The number of Canadians diagnosed with Parkinson’s will double by 2031. For more than 100,000 Canadians, a cure can’t wait. We need your support to fund essential research, like that being undertaken by the 15 researchers funded this fall through the National Research Program, who will conduct a variety of projects, advancing our knowledge of this complex disease. Researchers explore causes, biomarkers and neuroprotection, among other areas of Parkinson’s.

Donations also help fund our advocacy efforts, such as encouraging the federal government to increase the flexibility of caregiver financial support, so spouses can afford to miss work to care for their loved ones. Funding for webinars, websites, printed resources and support groups, means people living with Parkinson’s and their families have someone to turn to for information, empathy and compassion.

Your gift on GivingTuesday will help ensure a better life with a brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinson’s today and a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow.

This GivingTuesday, make a donation in support of all the Canadians who will be affected by Parkinson’s disease in your lifetime. Take our GivingTuesday pledge today and let us know you plan to show your support.

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