Liz Campbell-Holroyd guides walkers of the 2018 event. (Aaron Hinks photo)

UPDATE: White Rock Parkinson’s SuperWalk raises $25,000

Event raises money for research, supportive services

Despite the weather, a couple hundred people turned up for the third annual White Rock Parkinson’s SuperWalk Sunday.

Organized by Liz Campbell Holroyd and her supporters, the event raised $25,500.

“Which was awesome considering the 100 per cent chance of rain forecast probably kept some (people) at home,” Campbell Holroyd wrote to Peace Arch News Sunday.

Since the first event in 2016, the local event raised more than $90,000, which goes to research for a cure and supportive services. The White Rock event is the third-largest walk in the province, after Vancouver and Kelowna.

“A big shout out goes to the men and women living day to day with Parkinson’s,” Campbell Holroyd wrote, who also has Parkinson’s disease. “They are true warriors fighting the fight.”

Campbell-Holroyd said she’s grateful for the White Rock and South Surrey’s compassion and support of the event.

People can still donate to the cause on the SuperWalk website, http://superwalkbc.kintera.org, until Dec. 31.

If anyone has questions about the 2019 Parkinson Superwalk or would like to volunteer, they can call Liz at 604-317-9599.

 

Liz Campbell-Holroyd guides walkers of the 2018 event. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Event supporters wear a t-shirt, with a name-tag, that says who they’re fundraising for. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Walkers of the 2018 SuperWalk. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Participants warm up before the walk. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Participants warm up before Sunday’s event. (Aaron Hinks photo)

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