About Walk for Parkinson's

We want to come together this fall to Walk for Parkinson’s! We are planning to be able to walk in person together in September. You have the opportunity to register in person, or register to walk virtually.

To participate in person, simply plan to attend your nearest walk location at a time that works best for you between the hours our volunteers will be available at the park. Please ensure you are following all local COVID-19 public health regulations to attend.

We will continue to monitor the situation and all public health measures will be followed.

What is Walk for Parkinson's?

Walk for Parkinson’s is an opportunity for the community to come together to support those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease in Southwestern Ontario.

You can…

  • Register online
  • Take part as an individual or as a team
  • Collect cash, cheque and online donations
  • Walk Sept 11 & 12

Don’t feel comfortable attending an in person walk?

 No problem – join us virtually and get creative!

  • Take a ride down the elevator and back up
  • Hang a sign in your window with a message of hope and awareness for Parkinson’s
  • Take a little mini walk down your driveway and back or around your home

Interested? Here is how to get started…

1. Register online at walkforpd.ca or give us a call at 1-888-851-7376.

2. Email a message to your friends, family, and people who have supported you in the past. Let them know that you’re planning to Walk for Parkinson’s in September. Invite them to join you by registering to walk, donate or to be part of your online fundraising team.

3. Make a donation and invite friends and family to do the same. Printable pledge forms (update link) are available as needed.

4. Stay up to date by ensuring we have your email, checking our website and following us on social media for the latest updates. @ParkinsonSocietySWO on Facebook and @parkinsonswo on Instagram. Posting something fun? Use the hashtag #WALKFORPD and tag us!


 

Despite COVID-19, the needs of people living with Parkinson’s have not disappeared.

This year "WALK-IT for Parkinson’s" has a new name and new approach. This fall we will "WALK THE BLOCK for Parkinson’s" on September 12 & 13.

What is WALK THE BLOCK for Parkinson's?

WALK THE BLOCK for Parkinson’s allows us to fundraise and connect while walking in our own neighborhoods, practicing physical distancing. If you have joined us before, it hasn’t changed that much! You can...

  • Register online
  • Take part as an individual or as a team
  • Collect cash, online and cheque donations
  • Walk Sept 12 & 13 - safely around your block or in your neighborhood

Can’t walk your block…

 No problem – just be safe and creative!

  • Take a ride down the elevator and back up
  • Hang a sign in your window with a message of hope and awareness for Parkinson’s
  • Take a little mini walk down your driveway and back or around your home

Interested? Here is how to get started…

1. Register online at walktheblock.ca or give us a call at 1-888-851-7376.

2. Email a message to your friends, family, and people who have supported you in the past. Let them know that despite COVID-19 – we’ve found a way to come together, even though we are apart. Invite them to join you by registering to walk their block, donate or to be part of your online team.

3. Consider making a donation and invite friends and family to make a pledge online. Printable pledge forms are available as needed.

4. Share pictures of the past WALK-IT for Parkinson’s that you’ve attended with family and friends. Use the hashtag #WALKTHEBLOCKPD and tag us! @ParkinsonSocietySWO on Facebook and @parkinsonswo on Instagram. Don't forget to also follow us to join in the conversation and stay up to date!

5. Join our Walk Kick off (more info coming soon!)