Recently, representatives from the Heat women’s volleyball team participated in Canada’s largest national fundraising event for Parkinson’s research, Canada’s Parkinson SuperWalk. Held at Waterfront Park on September 8th and 9th, the 17th annual Superwalk was nothing short of successful, helping B.C reach its provincial goal of $255,000. Helping them reach this goal were players from the UBC Okanagan women's volleyball team, who were more than happy to help a great cause.
Organizer Laura Stewart was extremely pleased with the Heat's involvement in the Superwalk. "What a wonderful idea it was to have them here,” said Stewart. “I am completely amazed with the help your team provided. Each and every single one of the girls has a can-do attitude and a smile on their face the entire time".
Approximately 14,000 participants from coast-to-coast organize and take part in Parkinson SuperWalk, raising money to fund research, education, support, and advocacy. SuperWalk has raised over $25 million since beginning in 1990, and has provided help to 100,000 Canadians with Parkinson’s disease and their 400,000 family, friends, and caregivers. Canada’s Parkinson SuperWalk is hopeful in their attempt to top 2011’s total of $2.79 million, with 95 communities across Canada helping the cause. For more information about Canada’s Parkinson SuperWalk visit www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca