Walk-it for Parkinson’s breaks local fundraising record

More than 60 people turned out at Sunday’s ‘Walk-it for Parkinson’s’ in Port Elgin’s Northshore Park.

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Committee Chair Leah Coulthart-Howe reveals the amount raised as Lisa Nixon of Parkinson’s London looks on

Not only did they turn out for the walk, but they also broke a local fundraising record. Last year, 2018, $18,000 was raised and this year’s total topped that coming in at $22,177 with both individual and team efforts.

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      Mayor Luke Charbonneau
           MPP Lisa Thompson







Mayor Luke Charbonneau said that, hopefully, “One day we will find a cure for Parkinson’s and with people like you coming out to fundraise, I am sure that will happen.  We live in one of the best communities in the country where people support each other.”

MPP Lisa Thompson echoed the Mayor’s comments saying that Saugeen Shores was recognized as one of the best places in the world to live. “The work that society does is so important.”  She said that her t-shirt bore the name of Alf Ross from Seaforth who has done a lot of work for Parkinson’s.  “Everyone at the walk was thinking of someone with the disease and that matters.”  She also revealed that she just learned her uncle has Parkinson’s syndrome … “so this really resonates with me.”