Meera Ruparelia

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2,124
kms

My target 2000 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. 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 miles.

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

My dad

Saturday 29th Aug
My greatest role model is my dad! I wanted to be a doctor just like him as I was growing up. He has now been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease for the last 6y and we’ve seen first hand how this affects his life. We always encourage everyone to be active as much as possible. Parkinson’s disease has touched my life in more ways. I’m also a physician at a long term care home and even here, learning to be compassionate with all those living with this disease and seeing how it affects people and their families in so many different ways is another reason why this cause is so important to me.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$50

Indukumar Shingala

$100

Vijay Bhatt

$50

Radha Bharania

You are an inspiration, Meera. Love and light to both you and Uncle!

$100

Raj Ruparelia

$100

Jyotsna Ruparelia

We are proud of you!

$25

Meghan Murray

This is so awesome you are doing this!

$100

Neha, Falgun, Aarav And Amaira

Best of luck always!

$50

Ainslie Forrest

Great cause for fundraising - good luck to you and best wishes to your Dad!

$100

Dave Shaw

Nice story about you and your Dad

$150

Raju & Sarah

$25

Jane Martin

Great Job Meera and team!!

$50

Lisa & Matthew

$50

Anika, Shay & Anaya Radia

Lots of love & luck from all of us!!

$200

Melissa And Kevin Tyler

Way to go!

$50

Sachin Ruparelia

Best of luck Meera!!

$200

Jessica

Good luck, Meera and best wishes to your Dad!

$50

Pete Denison

Great work Meera!!!

$50

Boone

$50

Prutha And Kenny Patel

An amazing cause to get behind, wishing you the best!

$25

Judy Henry

For Bob

$100

Ruparelia

$50

Ingrid Forrest

You’ve got this!

$200

Shingala

$25

Ardyth Correia

All the best to you and your family Meera! It’s been so cool seeing and reading about all the cycling and other exercises you do from such a heart-centered place. Love ya, Ardyth 🤗😘

$50

Mohnish Aggerwal

$100

Sangeeta & Atul Shingala

Prayers for your dad! ❤️🙏🏼❤️

$25

Nathaly Landry

From Francis

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Nathaly Landry

You are amazing! Happy riding and let us know if you need company on some of your rides. We won't make it serious ;-)

$100

Shannon And Kent

You are an inspiration to so many ~ especially me! I have so much love for your entire family ~ I will bike any day for you or your Dad xx