SuperWalk for Parkinson’s 2009 registration is now open!

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You could win one of two terrific Early Bird prizes!

SuperWalk for Parkinson’s 2009 takes place on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th, in over 80 communities across Canada. Join in the excitement as SuperWalk heroes unite to bring Canadians one step closer to a cure for Parkinson’s.

You have made SuperWalk for Parkinson’s Parkinson Society Canada’s largest national fundraising event. It is also at the core of the Society’s efforts in the battle against this debilitating disease that affects more than 100,000 Canadians. Together with you, our goal is to raise over $2.4 million to fund research, education, advocacy and support services for people living with Parkinson’s.

Naturegg is a proud National Sponsor, for a fifth year and Megg, the Naturegg Early Bird is already breaking in her new walking shoes.

Join the Naturegg Early Bird at SuperWalk for Parkinson’s 2009!

Register now  to enter the draw for Early Bird prizes!
· Raise $100 online, by April 30, for a chance to win a $500 Chapters/Indigo gift card
· Raise $250 online, by May 31, for a chance to win a 32″ SHARP AQUOS TV

Note: Winners will be announced on the SuperWalk website. Contest is not open to employees of PSC and its regional partners or to any members of their immediate families.

Critical Illness Insurance

By Mark Halpern, CFP

Members of the Parkinson community know that a critical illness is a life-altering experience.

That’s why healthy family members, friends and caregivers need to know about Critical Illness Insurance (CI) and why it’s so important to get CI while you are healthy.

CI pays a lump sum, tax free, 30 days after the diagnosis of a covered condition, including Parkinson’s disease.

Coverage can range from $25,000 to $2,000,000. You can use the money for whatever you wish:
– Pay off debts
– Supplement income
– Pay for quicker medical treatment outside of Canada
– Take an extended vacation to improve recovery
– Make alterations to your home that may be necessary because of your new condition
– Just stop working and concentrate on recovery

Almost 2 dozen conditions are covered.

And if you are fortunate enough to stay healthy and never make a claim on your CI policy, your premiums can be returned to you, in full.

If you die while the policy is in force, and you did not receive a CI benefit while you were alive, all the premiums will be refunded to your family/estate in full.

The policies are issued by the largest insurance companies in Canada such as Manulife, Canada Life, RBC, Sunlife and Great West Life.

Visit: for more information.

Mark Halpern, CFP has been an independent insurance advisor since 1991. Halpern has been recognized by Manulife Financial as the top living benefits advisor in Canada. He advises clients and the media across the country on a variety of insurance products and services. He lectures internationally within the insurance industry and is a sought after speaker for banks, trade associations, corporations and professional groups.