Parkinsons – Who will you WALK-IT for?

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On September 7,8 & 15th, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario will host walkers in 16 different communities as they come together to support those living with Parkinson’s disease at WALK-IT for Parkinson’s.   All funds raised at the event will remain local in Southwestern Ontario.

Participants and their family and friends will walk or roll their way through some of the region’s most beautiful parks and recreational areas along a 1km – 5km route (distance varies by WALK-IT for Parkinson’s location).

During and after the walk, participants will enjoy fun activities and refreshments. Many events feature door prizes, dance or exercise demonstrations geared towards people with limited mobility, children’s activities, and a silent auction.

Participants are welcome to register as an individual or to start their own team with family members, co-workers, and friends. If they are unable to attend, they can fundraise as a virtual walker to contribute to the WALK-IT event’s fundraising goal.

Shelley Rivard, CEO of Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario, is excited to see the WALK-IT for Parkinson’s events continue to grow and help local communities.

Parkinson’s is a slow, progressive neurodegenerative disorder, making activities of daily living difficult for someone who has the disease. Primary symptoms associated with Parkinson’s include tremor, rigidity, slow movement, postural instability, loss of balance control, soft speech, and sleep disturbances. Other symptoms include depression, anxiety, dementia, memory problems and difficulty with communication.

To register or find out more information about WALK-IT for Parkinson’s, visit www.