Last Saturday the Parkinson Society Canada held their annual Superwalk to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s disease.

The totals are still being tallied, but in BC we are up to $267,000 and counting as we wait for two more Walks this weekend – Salmon Arm and Trail! Way to go B.C.!

Kelowna had a successful year, much of it do to it’s dedicated organizer and amazing community involvement! … and it looks like they had a beautiful day for a walk, and word it the official count for Kelowna is over $40,000!

Parkinson's Superwalk, Kelowna BC Sept/2011. photo courtesy of PSBC

 Payment of pledges and further donations can still be made online at http://www.parkinson.bc.ca/superwalk, or sent directly to PSBC at 600-890 West Pender St, Vancouver BC V6C 1J9. All pledges and donations can be submitted up to OCTOBER 4, 2011… so, whatdya waiting for?

… so, while the Parkinson community across the country was holding it’s Superwalk, I was off on my own “superwalk”. Sept 4th we set out from Bamfield to hike the West Coast Trail (WCT). It is a 75-km trek along the coast of Vancouver Island. This multi-day hike (we took 6 and enjoyed the views along the way!) takes you through…

old growth forest

coastal beaches

knee-deep mud pits & tree roots

and dizzying sets of ladders

… but the amazing scenery makes it all worthwhile!

… and reaching the end is pretty sweet too!

who knew, walking can help cure disease and is good for the spirit… especially when you do it with amazing group of people! Don’t forget to check out Parkinson’s superwalk and donate today! much love.


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