Larry Haffner receives national volunteer award

Jean Pascal Souque, Johanne and Larry Haffner.
Ottawa citizen Larry Haffner awarded the David Simmonds Parkinson's Leadership Award. Jean-Pascal Souque (r) with Larry Haffner and wife Johanne.

Larry Haffner of Ottawa has been honoured with the David Simmonds Parkinson’s Leadership Award for his extraordinary leadership skills, and for making a significant contribution to the lives of people with Parkinson’s. The award was presented in Ottawa, on November 16, 2010, by David Simmonds, for whom it is named.

Haffner, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1997, is an original supporter of the Parkinson’s Research Consortium and has generated vital funds to grow the Canadian Parkinson’s research community in Ottawa. He has also served on the board of directors of Parkinson Society Ottawa.

“We are delighted to present Larry Haffner with the David Simmonds Parkinson’s Leadership Award for he exemplifies the exceptional vision, leadership, negotiation skills, perseverance and commitment that have strengthened the voice of those living with Parkinson’s in Canada,” said Joyce Gordon, President and CEO, Parkinson Society Canada.