Parkinson Canada’s Advocacy Roundtable Wrap Up

Participants of the virtual Roundtable kick-off

With more than 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s and many more touched by the disease having known a loved one, friend or co-worker diagnosed, the need to hear from those affected is critical. We are pleased to share some details of our Parkinson Canada Advocacy Roundtable meetings where we heard from more than 150 community … Read more

Leaving a Legacy With Charitable Impact

Julie Cafley and her family

As some provinces celebrate Make a Will month, it’s a good time to note that it’s never too early to start estate planning. Experts say it’s a good idea to update your will after any significant life event, such as a birth, divorce, death or change to your financial status. Without estate planning, you will … Read more

A Season of Successful Cycling Fundraisers Wraps Up

Cyclists participating in the Growling Beaver Brevet

The Parkinson Canada cycling community came together on three separate occasions this year to raise money for research, challenge themselves physically on various cycling courses, and connect with old and new friends. Organizers and volunteers did an incredible job of pulling things together and making each event special for all participating. Together, the Pedaling for … Read more

Hope Through Research

Parkinson's researchers whose projects were funded by the Parkinson Canada Research Program

Research holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of Parkinson’s. Scientific excellence and the courage of both researchers and participants are vital to the search for treatments and a cure. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, since 1981, the Parkinson Canada Research Program has invested more than $32 million in funding for research, … Read more

REM Sleep Study Reaps Benefits for Larger Research Community

Dr. Penny MacDonald's study into REM sleep is inspiring hope

If you have participated in Pedaling for Parkinson’s, you are familiar with the Pedaling for Parkinson’s Research Grant that your fundraising dollars help support. This month, we’d like to share an example of the vital research that your fundraising dollars make possible. And how funding provided by Jeff and Shelley Parr in memory of Dr. … Read more