On September 15, the Parkinson’s SuperWalk will take place in Hawkesbury for the very first time.
And Karen Whalen, whose brother has Parkinson’s Disease, will be there, walking for him.
Whalen has registered on the SuperWalk website and is hoping to raise about $500. She is more than halfway there.
Walking is the easy part, she says. Raising the funds is more of a challenge for her. That might surprise you, because Whalen is pretty outgoing when you see her, sometimes dancing on the sidewalk, as she does her job as a school crossing guard on Vankleek Hill’s Main Street.
More than 25 Canadians are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every day; more than one person every hour. By 2031, the number of people living with Parkinson’s in Canada will more than double.
Whalen says she is participating in the Parkinson SuperWalk to raise funds for support, advocacy and research.
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