Brooke Henderson’s donation kickstarts SuperWalk Campaign

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For both Brooke Henderson and Bob Arnold, it was a happy morning. Brooke, because she could show her support for her Great Uncle Bob, and Bob, because her gift of $5,000 sends a message that any family can be touched by Parkinson’s Disease.

Brooke, nine-time LPGA Winner by the age of 22, brings the heart of a champion to her family and community. She set aside time in her busy schedule to present a cheque to Bob and Lou McCann, who also has Parkinson’s. “I am excited to be able to show my support for my Great Uncle Bob, and others with Parkinson’s who live in this area,” said Brooke. “I hope that my donation helps to increase awareness of this disease and encourages others to contribute to the Lanark North Leeds SuperWalk. COVID or not, funds are still needed to support the services people need.”

Lou, a member of this year’s SuperWalk Organizing Committee and avid golfer, was thrilled to be present for the cheque presentation. “I was honoured to accept this donation on behalf of Parkinson Canada. It is a tremendous start to our local 2020 campaign.”

Bob Arnold’s story is no different than many; it took five years for Bob to get the help he needed. Although early diagnosis is critical for someone with Parkinson’s, many factors contribute to a delay in dealing with the symptoms; many of which are not recognized, even by health professionals.

The 4th Annual Parkinson Canada SuperWalk Lanark North Leeds, scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 12 at Conlon Farm in Perth, will look different this year because of COVID-19. Gatherings will take place at selected Town Halls (dependent upon provincial guidelines). Please check the website for details.

To register, make a donation, or to get further information, contact Alan Muir at 1 (800) 565-3000 ext. 3427 or visit donate.parkinson.ca/lanark.

Parkinson Canada is the voice of 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, Parkinson Canada provides education and services to support people with Parkinson’s, their families, and health providers; online, by telephone, and in person. Since 1965, Parkinson Canada advocates with governments on issues that matter to the Parkinson’s community in Canada. Visit www.parkinson.ca.

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