Hank Block is surrounded by family and friends at a fundraiser for the Parkinson's Society at Hayley's Dodge Sunday afternoon in South Surrey. His grandson B.J. Block can be seen behind him on the right holding great-grandson Weston Block.

Hike for Hank fundraiser

Block family brings Parkinson's campaign to show and shine in South Surrey

Hank Block was surrounded by family and friends at a fundraiser for the Parkinson’s Society at the regular Show n’ shine of classic cars at Hayley’s Dodge Sunday afternoon in South Surrey.

The Block family patriarch is battling Parkinson’s disease, and three generations of his family has joined the fight against the incurable neurodegenerative disease, aiming to raise $100,000 for the  Parkinson SuperWalk in Surrey on Sept. 9.

The founder of the Block Brothers real estate and development company, the 86-year-old Block has promised to match the fund raised by the “Hike for Hank” team up to $50,000.

In an online message, his wife Laura said her husband wasn’t sure at first that he wanted her asking for money and suggested they just donate to the Parkinson Society Canada (PSC).

Laura won that discussion.

“I strongly feel that I need to do this,” she says.

“I am hoping that friends and family will join me and that we would be a sea of HIKE FOR HANK tee shirts.”

Info about the event is at www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca.

For more information about Parkinson’s, visit http://www.parkinson.ca/.

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