Our first three winners
Parkinson SuperWalk 2015 has awarded prizes to three contest winners, and you’ll have several more chances to win before the walk weekend September 12 and 13. Congratulations to Brent Graham of Scarborough, Ontario, who won the Early Bird Draw and a $500 gift card from Roots. Graham participated in his first Parkinson SuperWalk last year in honour of his mother Elva Graham. She passed away a month later at the age of 73 after living with Parkinson’s disease for five years. “I have made a pledge to Mom and myself that I will complete the Parkinson SuperWalk each year in her honour,” says Graham.
Our “Good Egg” Katie Stammler of Windsor, Ontario, received a golden prize pack (worth approx. $200) courtesy of our national sponsor Burnbrae Farms after a contest on our Facebook pages. Stammler wrote: “My mom is a golden egg for being a fabulous caregiver to my dad. Another golden egg goes to him for his amazing positive attitude and perseverance.” Burnbrae Farms awarded the same prize package to Valerie Caldicott of British Columbia, from its online community. Caldicott tries to do a random act of kindness each day. In addition to prizes, Burnbrae Farms is donating $2 for every like or comment received during the contest, up to a maximum of $5,000.
Burnbrae Farms has also created “Shelli Parker” a returning virtual walker, to walk on behalf of all the eggs and people who can’t participate, but still want to support Parkinson SuperWalk! Watch for Shelli’s picture on cartons of Naturegg Omega 3 Brown and Naturegg Nature’s Best cartons this summer.
If the prize of a gift card from Roots really gets you excited, you’ll want to check out our Parkinson SuperWalk 25th Anniversary Collection of premium items for sale, all made by Roots. This high-quality collection consists of a limited quantity of hoodies, scarves and toques, so order now and you won’t be disappointed. You can have your order delivered to your home or pick it up in September at your Parkinson SuperWalk location.
New for 2015: Super Friendraiser Draw
Register online for Parkinson SuperWalk and send out emails to your contacts through the Participant Centre! And send them out soon, before friends, colleagues and family members start heading off for summer holidays. For every 25 email addresses that you send an email message to through the Participant Centre, you will receive one ballot for a chance to win a Sharp TV. Contest closes June 30th. You’ll also receive badges for sending emails. Check out the variety of badges you can earn. For more information on this contest, visit our Prizes and incentives page.
More to come
Stay tuned this summer for announcements of exciting contests on the Parkinson SuperWalk Facebook page, like our Everyday Hero contest and the Pets for Parkinson’s contest. And don’t forget to use the Share feature to tell your friends about the contests too! After all, we all win with Parkinson SuperWalk, a fun family event raising funds to help those with Parkinson’s live their best possible life and to continue the quest for a cure for this complex disease.