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September 14, 2023

Walk For PD raises record-breaking $476,195 for Parkinson's support

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Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario was thrilled to announce an outstanding milestone for this year’s Walk for PD. The fundraising event has raised a remarkable $476,195 in support of those impacted by Parkinson’s disease in Southwestern Ontario. This outstanding achievement reveals the unwavering commitment of the sponsors, 193 volunteers, and over 1600 participants dedicated to creating a brighter future for the local PD community.

On September 9 and 10, participants from 14 locations in the region walked to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Family and friends gathered to enjoy a day of fun activities, entertainment, and refreshments to donate and fundraise. All funds raised stay local to provide vital services and programs, in addition to funding for research, education, and advocacy initiatives that impact the 10,000+ people living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario.

Funds Raised by Each Location:

23,587 Brantford, Brant-Norfolk & Haldimand County

9,410 Chatham-Kent

9,146 Goderich

7,824 Grand Bend

73,650 London & District

11,398 Owen Sound

12,216 Oxford County

9,992 Port Elgin, Kincardine & Area

60,889 Sarnia-Lambton

44,591South Grey Bruce & Hanover

87,400 Stratford & Area

58,601 Waterloo Region

30,124 Wellington-Dufferin

34,861 Windsor-Essex

In the face of adversity, communities have come together with unparalleled strength and compassion, demonstrating that uniting for a common cause can achieve remarkable achievements. The organization is moved by the generosity and enthusiasm displayed by everyone involved.

As this remarkable accomplishment is celebrated, the organization remains determined in its mission to make a difference and continue to strive for a world where Parkinson’s disease no longer holds power over countless lives.


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