Message from the Editor

Welcome to e-Parkinson Post.

In this issue, we talk to Dr. Matthew Farrer, who is the newest member of the Parkinson Society Canada Scientific Advisory Board, about one of his recent findings relating to genetics and Parkinson’s. Dr. Farrer is a world expert in this area.

We also offer a glimpse at some of the innovative research projects that are being funded as a result of the national research program’s latest competition.

This issue also highlights the recipients of the David Simmonds Parkinson’s Leadership Award and the Mimi Feutl Award, honouring volunteers who bring energy and commitment to the Parkinson’s cause.

The advocacy report will bring you up to date on the national population health study of neurological conditions and our advocacy efforts on Parliament Hill.

With the final numbers in for Parkinson SuperWalk, we would like to thank everyone who contributed to its success. The national prize draw winners are listed.

During the upcoming holidays, please take the time to reflect on the past year. Have we delivered value to you and your family in any way? Have you been moved by a story we have shared? Have we enlightened you on your Parkinson’s journey? Have you been inspired by an up and coming Canadian researcher? Whatever your reason, please consider supporting Parkinson Society Canada by making a special year-end donation. Your gift will help us be there to provide the education, research, advocacy and support services that so many Canadians depend on. Click here to make your donation today.

MarjieZacksPlease leave a note in the Comments section to let us know what you think of the newsletter and articles. Your feedback will make this publication better. And if you really enjoy this publication, please pass along the link to someone you know so that they may enjoy it too.

Wishing you all the best of the season.

Marjie Zacks

Editor

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