Did you know that April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month? Many people don’t. Although brought into the public focus by celebrities like Michael J. Fox, Johnny Cash and Muhammad Ali, Parkinson’s is still a disease with no known cause and no cure.
According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s website , “Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease.” And that’s just the United States. “Every day 10 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Over the next 16 years, the number of Canadians diagnosed with Parkinson’s is expected to double to more than 163,700[… ] ” As you can see from these statistics, the forecast is grim and the consequences serious. This degenerative disease is growing and we are still searching for answers.
Liberty is proud to continue our work with the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s, a charity founded by beloved former NHL player and coach Brent Peterson, to raise money for much-needed research and assistance for those living with this heartbreaking disease. “With my last breath and my last step, I promise I will continue to help raise money for Parkinson’s patients who live each and every day with this disease. I will also raise money for research and for the caregivers, and do anything I can with the fight against this terrible disease.” – Brent Peterson
All proceeds from our annual Liberty Classic charity golf tournament, scheduled for Monday, August 29th, 2016 at The Quarry Golf Course will be donated to the Peterson Foundation and the Stollery’s Neurosurgery Kids Fund. Last year’s event raised over $55,000 in support of both charities. This year we hope to raise even more and encourage everybody in the community to get involved. Together, we can find a cure. #PAYITTOPARKINSONS