TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2012) - This year more furry friends will join the 14,000 Canadians who champion Parkinson SuperWalk. Pets are demonstrating their support for Parkinson SuperWalk through a new online contest, Pets for Parkinson's, launched this week by Parkinson Society Canada.
A first for Parkinson SuperWalk, Pets for Parkinson's challenges Canadians to show support for the walk by submitting photos of their pets demonstrating their enthusiasm for the cause to help raise awareness of Parkinson's disease. Winners will be selected weekly between now and September 10th and awarded a $100.00 PetSmart gift card. 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 $250.00 gift card to PetSmart.
"For many people, pets are an integral member of the family, and every year we have a large number of canine companions who attend Parkinson SuperWalk to show their support. We think this is a great way to have some fun and get more pets (and their families) involved in the cause," says Joyce Gordon, Parkinson Society Canada President and CEO.
Visit http://bit.ly/NvtDnM 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 22nd annual Parkinson SuperWalk is less than a month away! On September 8th-9th, 14,000 volunteers and participants in 95 communities across Canada will walk together with a goal to raise $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 or 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