My Activity Tracking
My target 1000 kms
I'm going the distance for Pedaling for Parkinson's
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.
My Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's over 10 years ago. I have watched him go from a vibrant healthy retiree to needing to use a walker to get around the house.
While I love to ride, I also love to ride for a cause and have set myself a modest goal of 1000 km's between now and Oct 31st. I will be tracking all km's ridden between now and then. Please visit my page to review my progress.
Based on the km's ridden, I will make periodic donations to Parkinson's Canada in his name. Due to current times, I am not requesting any donations but looking for your support and encouragement.
"Going the Distance" supports The Pedaling for Parkinson’s Research Grant and the Parkinson Canada Research Program.
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.
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
Michele& Rick Creechan