Thanks to all the WALK-IT for Parkinson’s walkers, volunteers, donors and sponsors for all your support in helping to raise over $420,000 … and counting!
Your support means that Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (PSSO) can invest funds in vital local Parkinson’s programs and research including:
The Graduate Student Research Program that encourages young scientists to enter the field of Parkinson’s research. Over two years, $100,000 has been awarded.
The London Movement Disorders Centre Southwestern Ontario Brain Bank will help further researchers understanding Parkinson’s.
PSSO has committed to $96,000 over two years for the establishment of this brain bank.
The Living Well Conferences that take place in multiple locations to reach more people. Healthcare professionals provide their expertise on topics of specific concern to people living with Parkinson’s.
The Parkinson Education Program (PEP) for Community Caregivers is launching October 20 at the Regional Parkinson’s Conference in Waterloo. This convenient online training program will allow community caregivers to become better equipped on how to care for their clients with Parkinson’s.