Catherine O'Brien

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1,023
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My target 1000 kms

I'm going the distance for P4PinPEC

This summer, I will be Pedalling for Parkinson's in Prince Edward County.    

Although this year's cycling event will be a unique, virtual experience, Pedalling for Parkinson's remains committed to raising awareness about Parkinson's and raising funds for research.  Personal donations will continue to support the Pedaling for Parkinson’s Research Grant and the Parkinson Canada Research Program.

As part of a special cycling community that is "going the distance" this summer, I’ve set a personal distance goal and I am tracking my kilometres.  My goal is to ride 1000 kms and raise $1000 by August 29th.  On August 29th, I hope to celebrate a victory with my team, "P4PinPEC", completing a modified, socially-distant-but-remarkably-connected Pedalling for Parkinson's ride in Milford, Ontario. 

Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson's appear. Currently, there is no cure. The need is only increasing. More than 25 Canadians are diagnosed with Parkinson's every day; that is more than one person every hour. By 2031, the number of people living with Parkinson’s in Canada will more than double. Your support will fuel the research needed to improve quality of life and ultimately find a cure.

With your support, we can help Parkinson Canada realize the vision of a better life today  and a world without Parkinson's tomorrow.

My Achievements

Looking Sharp: Uploaded Personal Picture

Communicator: Sent First Fundraising Email

Clipped In: First Activity Tracked

Fundraising Goal Met!

I Made a Personal Donation

Downstroke: $500 Raised

Peloton: $2,000+ Raised

On the Way: Halfway to KM Goal

Go the Distance: KM Goal Achieved

Thank you to my Sponsors

$25

Anne Adams

$100

Anonymous

JUMP on that bike and keep pedalling - You've got this!

$25

Caroline Kim

Keep on pedallin', keep on pedallin'... Cece cheering you on!

$25

Suzan Johnson

Knowing you, you’ll get to 2000 km before the snow flies! Good luck and good for you supporting such a worthy cause!

$25

Kym Riley

You go Girl!

$50

Susan Hearn

$50

Pauline Carolan

Pedal a wee bit for Joe will you? Xo

$100

Emdin Family

$100

Catherine O'brien