Eugene Shershnev

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My target 4000 kms

I'm going the distance for Pedaling for Parkinson's

This year, for the second year in a row, I am taking part in Pedaling for Parkinson's - a cycling event that was created to raise awareness about Parkinson's and raise funds for research. Your donations support the Pedaling for Parkinson’s Research Grant and the Parkinson Canada Research Program.

As part of the event, I’ve set a challenging personal distance goal of 4,000 km and am tracking my miles. It is more than I have ever done in a season!

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; more than one person every hour. By 2031, the number of people living with Parkinson’s in Canada will more than double.

My Mom is one of those people and is fighting Parkinson's for many years now. That's why this challenge and fundraising is very important and meaningful to me personally.

Your support fuels the increasing need for research to improve quality of life and ultimately find a cure. We can help Parkinson Canada realize their vision of a better life today for Canadians living with Parkinson's and hopefully 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

My Updates

Going the distance!

Thursday 3rd Sep
Since I've smashed my initial distance goal of 2,500 km mid-August, I'm bumping it up to 4,000 km! Let's go-o-o!!! 👊💥

A little setback ain't gonna stop me!

Wednesday 5th Aug
I got a nasty infection early last week, had to visit an ER and ended up with a portable IV unit pumping meds into me every 8 hours until e.o.d. Saturday, Aug 9th, so no biking for almost 2 weeks now.

I'm extremely happy and grateful to my Guidewire Canada colleagues for helping me in reaching my goal of $2,000!!! 🙏❤️

Happy Friday

Saturday 18th Jul
So to boost donations I've decided to personally match 50% of all donations made this past Friday, July 17th, by my colleagues at Guidewire Canada.

There was a total of $290 donated so I've added a personal donation of $150. 

Thanks a lot to everyone for supporting me! 🙏❤️

Less than $200 left to reach my goal of $2,000 👍🚴‍♂️

Pedaling for Parkinson's 2019

Thursday 2nd Jul
Last year Pedaling for Parkinson's was a challenge when I rode my bike for 3 days in a row for at least 71 km each day (ended up with a total of 217 km). My Mom is bravely fighting this disease for many years now and since she was 71 years old last year that is why I wanted to do 71 km rides.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$50

Jevdokimovs Family

$50

Michael Monaghan

$50

Simon Harrington

Keep up the good work Eugene!

$25

Saba Bham

$25

Sreeju Ramachandran

$40

Michael Shershnev

$50

Chandra Gunda

$150

Eugene Shershnev

50% match on July 17th donations

$30

Anonymous

$50

Carlos

Great initiative, thank you for doing this and good luck!

$25

Dinu Rosu

Good luck

$50

Anonymous

Go for it!

$50

Anonymous

$10

Alex Lu

$50

Peyman Mavedatnia

Nice work.

$25

Mack Zhou

Thanks for doing this Eugene!

$25

Margarita Gorodnitsky

$50

Jason Chu

$50

Saurabh Nagpal

Good Luck for your Goal!

$50

Andrew Reid

$50

Bhavik Bhavsar

$50

Tenzin Dhundup

$40

Robert Shershnev

$50

Anne Girvan

Crush it Eugene!

$50

James Mccully

More pedalling!

$100

Nino Hila

$20

Angi Smith

$20

Anonymous

$75

Michael Averbuch

$50

Mark Young

Have a fun ride!

$50

Oksana, Arkady

Best of luck

$25

Michael Kugan

$25

Bubleen Kaur

Best of Luck Eugene.

$50

Mickl Monaghan

$25

Glynda Gill

$25

Ed

For a great cause! All the best in achieving your goal!

$75

Robert And Karen Coulombe

Best of luck with the challenge!

$100

Emily Li

Good luck on your cycling challenges this year! All the best to your mom, Eugene.

$50

Darryl Ricker

Always happy to support your fundraising, Eugene! It's a great cause.

$25

Liesbet Vandepoel

$100

Quty Jain

Feels good to know you Eugene

$50

Bobby Patel

Go go go! you are a great role model Eugene!

$100

Eugene Shershnev