Welcome to Parkinson Society Maritime Region.
Online Registration is now open for Parkinson’s SuperWalk 2013!
The Parkinson’s SuperWalk is the largest fundraising event in Canada benefiting people living with Parkinson’s. The walk takes place in 90 communities across Canada during the weekends of September 7-8, and 14-15. This year’s SuperWalk goal is to raise $3.3 million.
The funds raised in Canada stay in Canada and are used to provide education and support for over 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s. The Parkinson’s Society has raised over $20 million to fund vital research, education, support, and advocacy since 1990.
The Parkinson Society Maritime Region currently boasts 18 walks to help support 8,400 Maritimers living with Parkinson’s. For more information on your region’s SuperWalk and how to get involved, please visit Parkinson's Superwalk 2013.
Funds go to:
- Toll-free information and support line
- Chapters and support groups
- News and research updates
- Information kits and resource library
- Special events, workshops, and conferences
Scotiabank's Atlantic Dealer Finance Centre Supports the Parkinson Society Maritime Region
Steve Tysnki, Director and Centre Manager of Scotiabank's Atlantic Dealer Finance Centre, and a team from his business unit ran in support of Parkinson's at the 10th Annual Blue Nose Marathon, sponsored by Scotiabank. Their team raised over $6,500.00. Congratulations!
The runners have designated the funds they raise to benefit the Parkinson Society Maritime Region. Online donations are still being accepted until June 30th, and they are asking for the public's support and the help of the broader Parkinson Community. For more information on how you can support the ADFC team & Parkinson's, please visit our Events Page, or visit http://bluenosemarathon.com to learn more about this world-class event.
The Annual General Meeting of the Parkinson Society Maritime Region
The Parkinson Society Maritime Region thanks all chapters, support groups, and members in attendance at our Annual General Meeting held at the Mariott Courtyard Hotel in Halifax on May 25th, 2013.
Dr. Gail Eskes of the Halifax-based Brain Repair Center, and Bruce Ireland, Chair of the Parkinson Society National Board of Directors, presented to the membership during the AGM. To learn more about our guest speakers, click here.
World Parkinson's Congress
October 1 - 4, 2013; Montreal, Canada
The only global Parkinson's conference that brings together the entire Parkinson's community: People with Parkinson's Disease, those who care for them, medical and health professionals, and dedicated researchers working toward a cure and better treatments. Click for more information.
Would you like to participate in an upcoming Parkinson's study?
Dalhousie University is preparing to conduct a study regarding Skills to Help Attention Recovery for Persons with Parkinson's, and are asking for volunteers from the Parkinson's Community. For more information on the study, click here.
Promote change; Be heard. Sign the Global Parkinson's Pledge.
The Global Parkinson's Pledge was launched at the second World Parkinson Congress in Glasgow, Scotland in 2010 to build a global Parkinson’s movement, make Parkinson’s a priority health, social and economic issue around the world, and to advance the cure. For more information, click here.
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Parkinson Society Maritime Region is a registered charity under Canada Revenue Act.