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Pause for a Cause: Who Will Be this Year's Parkinson's Top Dog?

Jun 20 2013 12:00AM

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/13 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

Every year, in addition to friends and family, hundreds of Canadians who champion Parkinson SuperWalk are also joined by their furry friends. After a successful inaugural year, Parkinson Society Canada is pleased to announce that the 2013 Pets for Parkinson's contest is now underway!

"We always look forward to seeing participants and their canine companions at Parkinson SuperWalk locations across the country. Following the success of last year's Pets for Parkinson's contest, we are excited to bring this back and get more pets and their families involved in the cause," says Joyce Gordon, Parkinson Society Canada President and CEO.

Pets for Parkinson's challenges Canadians to show support for Parkinson SuperWalk by submitting photos of their pets, demonstrating their enthusiasm for the cause to help raise awareness of Parkinson's disease. Five winners will be randomly selected each week from now through September 2nd and will win a Parkinson SuperWalk bandana for their pet. Friends and family will also have the chance to participate and vote online for their favourite Parkinson's Pet who will be awarded the grand prize of a $100.00 gift card to PetSmart.

"Pets for Parkinson's is a great way to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease and to show enthusiasm for the cause. It is exciting to see so many pets in support of the Parkinson SuperWalk across the country." says Jodie Matthews, 2012 Pets for Parkinson's grand prize winner. My dog, Button, has been a constant source of support for me and it was a lot of fun to be able to get her involved in last year's walk."

Visit http://bit.ly/192fJFJ to see some of Canada's pets with personality gearing up for Parkinson's SuperWalk and to enter the weekly prize draw online. Please see contest terms and conditions for more information.

About Parkinson SuperWalk

Parkinson Society Canada's 23rd annual Parkinson SuperWalk is less than three months away! On September 7th-8th, 14,000 volunteers and participants in 100 communities across Canada will walk together with a goal to raise $3.3 million nation-wide. Parkinson SuperWalk is Parkinson Society Canada's largest fundraising event and since its inaugural walk in 1990 led by a small group of committed volunteers, the nation-wide event has raised more than $25 million for education, support services, research, and advocacy on behalf of Canadians living with Parkinson's. Register online at www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca.

About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure. It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 people living with Parkinson's disease across the country(i). Canadians are encouraged to get involved in their community.

To register, donate, or find a walk, visit www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca. Follow Parkinson SuperWalk on Facebook and on Twitter.

For more about Parkinson's disease and Parkinson Society Canada, and where to find support in your community, visit www.parkinson.ca or call 1-800-565-3000.

(i) Parkinson Society Canada Backgrounder http://www.parkinson.ca/atf/cf/%7BF494B59A-6FAB-43CA-A233-8154635DDB87%7D/Backgrounder%20--%20Parkinson%20Society%20Canada.pdf Accessed June 21, 2012.

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Contacts:
Marina Joseph
416-227-3399 or 1-800-565-3000; ext. 3399
marina.joseph@parkinson.ca





Source: Marketwire


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