We encourage you to collect pledges from family and friends. Make sure to keep your participant centre updated so people can view your progress! Stay up to date by ensuring we have your email, checking our website and following us on social media for the latest updates. Like us on Facebook and @parkinsonswo on Instagram. Posting something fun? Use the hashtag #WALKFORPD and tag us!
For those with limited mobility, you can still participate by registering online at walkforpd.ca, and collect pledges online or with the pledge form. Whether you are able to walk or not, you are welcome to attend your local walk to enjoy the entertainment, refreshments and social interactions with family, friends and other community members. What matters is that you did your part to raise awareness for those living with Parkinson’s disease!
You can register either as an individual or a team. Find the closest location near you by clicking here
Unfortunately, there has been an increase in spamming activity on the third-party platform we use if a zero registration dollar amount is offered. The high volume of spam impacts the deliverability of all senders, causing our fundraisers’ emails to be delayed or not received at all. Adding a small registration fee prevents spammers from accessing the email platform for reasons other than supporting our event. This was implemented by the system provider for everyone's safety.
You can share an online donation page with your family, friends and co-workers. You can also download a pledge form to fundraise in person. Click here to download a printable pledge form.
Click here to download a printable pledge form.Pledge forms can also be downloaded from your participant center. If you prefer to have a pledge form mailed to you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.888.851.7376.
The best way is to share with your friends, family and community! Gather pictures or video from previous years and post them on social media. Make sure to tag us so that we can see it! Type @ParkinsonSocietySWO on Facebook and @parkinsonswo on Instagram as well as use the hashtag #WALKFORPD. You can also share an email through your participant center with family and friends to invite them to walk or donate!
Yes! Maybe your sister and family are walking in Goderich, but you’re walking in Kitchener-Waterloo - You can STILL be a team! Whoever creates the team will be where the funds are raised. So even though it may SHOW that you’re registered for the Kitchener-Waterloo walk, it’s still okay to walk in Goderich. All funds raised stay LOCAL to support programs and services in Southwestern Ontario.
Online donations can be made by Visa and MasterCard. Use your pledge form for cash and cheque donations. Please ensure that cheques are made payable to Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. Funds can be submitted in person during your local Walk for Parkinson’s event.
Tax receipts are automatically issued for all online donations, regardless of the amount. Please check your junk folder if you don't see it in your inbox.
For cash and cheque donations, tax receipts will be provided for all donations of $20 or more by February 28, 2024.
Funds raised support programs and services that improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson's and their families in Southwestern Ontario. Funds are spread across four areas: Support Services, Education, Advocacy and Research.
Yes, of course! However, you choose to Walk for Parkinson's is great! The important thing is that you are showing your community that you are supporting people living with Parkinson’s Disease.
Many factors influence the treatment of Parkinson’s, including the integration of an exercise program. Exercise helps maximize the effect of medication thus improving quality of life. Some studies suggest physical exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson’s. For more information about exercise and Parkinson's, contact Mandy McDonagh, Information and Referral Specialist at: 1.888.851.7376 or email@example.com
Yes, Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario is a registered charity. Our Charitable Registration Number is 83130 2708 RR0001.