Every September Canadians from coast-to-coast unite to raise awareness and important funds for Parkinson Canada. For the first time since returning from a two-year hiatus, volunteers raised over $1 million at the 33rd annual SuperWalk on September 10th and 11th, 2022.
“It was an incredible weekend for the thousands of Canadians who came together to support people living with Parkinson’s, said Karen Lee, PhD, CEO of Parkinson Canada. “Thanks to their generous support we are close to our goal of $1.5 million and reach more people impacted by Parkinson’s.”
Funds raised will continue to support Parkinson’s research, as well as the Parkinson Canada vital support system that helps people better manage, develop community and connection, improve their quality of life, and enhance their well-being.
“These programs matter to people in our community and people like me living with Parkinson’s. It simply comes down to committing and a shared commitment.” said this year’s top individual fundraiser, Don Tallman, who raised $30,921.17 and $110,682.52 with the full SuperWalk Boxing 4 Health team, whose captain Joey Burden reminds us: “We never know what dollar is going to be the one that finds the cure or treatment. Every dollar counts.”
SuperWalk is the largest annual fundraiser for Parkinson Canada, and to date, the event has raised over $40 million to fuel research, creation of support tools, and advocacy for People living with Parkinson’s.
More than 100,000 Canadians live with Parkinson’s, a number expected to increase substantially in the coming years, with 30 Canadians diagnosed each day. Parkinson Canada funds critical research, provides information and support, increases awareness and advocates for improved healthcare outcomes for people with Parkinson’s across Canada.
Visit SuperWalk.ca and donate to help us reach our goal and make a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s.