Message from the Editor

In this issue, we celebrate people who are doing extraordinary things individually and collectively to make a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s:

  • Bob Kuhn, one of our Canadian Ambassadors to World Parkinson Congress 2013, who embarked on a round the world trip in May, to promote the Congress and to learn how people deal with Parkinson’s in other countries;
  • University student Cory Welsh who set out in June to ride across Canada on his Parkinson’s Cycle of Hope, with the goals of engaging more people in conversations about Parkinson’s and raising $50,000 for Parkinson’s research;
  • Isabel Ward, a long-time Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario volunteer who received this year’s National Volunteer Award for her dedication, commitment and leadership in the fight against Parkinson’s;
  • The thousands of participants – walkers, volunteers and donors – coast to coast who joined forces in the annual Parkinson SuperWalk earlier this month, raising $3.0 million;
  • The newly-funded Parkinson Society Canada researchers whose progress in the scientific realm is contributing to advanced knowledge, improved treatments and a better quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s.

These everyday heroes have done much to get our nation moving, mobilizing others to seek answers, to do more, to contribute more, to challenge assumptions and to create more awareness. We invite everyone to get moving, to be inspired by these stories.

As always, your comments are welcome. Feel free to leave a comment. Your feedback will make this publication better. Don’t forget to pass along the link to someone you know so that they may enjoy it too.

Marjie Zacks
Editor

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