Giacomo Tonon

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201
kms

My target 1000 kms

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

My daughter, Leigh-Ann was recently diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's.  So this summer 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 and am tracking my kilometres.

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. Your support fuels the increasing need for research to improve quality of life and ultimately find a cure.

With your support we can help Parkinson Canada realize their vision of a better life today for Canadians living with Parkinson's; 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

Just started

Sunday 28th Jun
just started my cycling.  To and from the tennis courts!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$50

Darren Massel

$100

Marc Pocobelli

$100

Sean Edward Granville

$50

Dorothy Snyder

Admirable! Best of luck.

$25

Anonymous

Keep cycling

$25

Viorel Dan

$50

Liz D'andrea

$195

Greg Flude

$25

Lija Flude

$300

R.v.

$100

Gord Schmidt

Go Giacomo! Ping me this summer and I will bike with you. I can donate Draft as well!

$50

Darren Massel

All the best to you and your family!

$50

Rick Ross

$50

Carlo Berardinelli

Good Luck to all of you

$250

Noel Zeldin

$25

John Elson

$30

Bruce Bonaney

Good Going Giacomo! If interested Norman Doidge's book The Brain's Way of Healing has some good info on Parkinsons.

$50

Shevaun Ang

$100

Diane And John Moody

$50

Jerry Bendiner

$100

Linda Stadelman

$50

Allan Dennill

Proud of you Keep up the good work Allan

$25

Judy Kohn

Wishing Leigh-Ann all the best!

$100

Marcie Theoret

Keeping you and your family in our prayers xoxox

$100

Anonymous

$100

Fin

delighted to contribute !! Great effort ..

$100

Kevin Strype

GO Giacomo!

$50

Joan And Dave Creer

$50

Danny & Janice Chung

Now a whole family effort!

$50

Giacomo Tonon