by Rachel Everett-Fry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
On August 4, 22 participants gathered in Anniversary Park for a Cardio Drumming Class in support of Parkinson’s Superwalk fundraising efforts. Nancy Miller-McKenzie and John McKenzie organized and hosted the event which was led by Nancy Morgan from the Workshop Dance Studio in Kemptville. In order to participate in the class, participants offered donations of their choosing to John’s Parkinson Canada SuperWalk fundraising page. The high energy class focused on music, movement, dance, and drumming.
Nancy estimates that the class raised $275 in support of research for a cure as well as programs for the support, education, fitness, and advocacy of those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease.
John and Nancy were both “thrilled with the turnout and support. The donations were very generous.”
They hope to continue this fundraising event in the years to come. In the meantime, Brewed Awakening is holding a coffee day fundraiser in support of John, and Don Tallman, on Friday, August 20. Coffee and tea will be offered at $2, with all proceeds going toward the Superwalk fundraiser. You can also donate directly to John’s page at donate.parkinson.ca/goto/John_McKenzie.