This year’s Step ‘n Stride event was one of our most successful ever, with almost 1,000 community members coming out across Alberta to demonstrate their support for people living with or loving someone with Parkinson’s. We are humbled by the generosity of all our participants and sponsors, and cannot thank you enough.
So far, your generosity has helped raise over $435,000 for Parkinson Association of Alberta, which will allow us to continue to offer strategies, opportunities and resources to help individuals and families feel more in control, more supported and ultimately live life the way they want to.
Donations for Step ‘n Stride can still be made until Saturday, Oct. 30.
Step 'n Stride fundraising contest
Thank you to everyone who helped fundraise for Step ‘n Stride! So many of you stepped up and helped raise incredible amounts this year. We had a grand total of 91 fundraisers qualify for entries into our top fundraiser contest, with over 600 entries total. This week we randomly selected our 4 winners and awarded them their Alberta Staycation prize packages.
SHELDON CRITTENDEN – COCHRANE (Calgary Package #1 – Calgary Stampeders football game, hotel accommodations and dinner for 2)
ROBERT SHERARD – BEAVERLODGE (Calgary Package #2 – Calgary Flames hockey game, hotel accommodations and dinner for 2)
DRAYSON JONES – LLOYDMINSTER (Calgary Package #3 – Aspen Crossing Railway excursion and brunch for 4)
ROGER DOOTSON – SHERWOOD PARK (Edmonton Package #4 – River Cree Resort & Casino hotel accommodations, dinner for 2 and show tickets)
What is Step 'n Stride?
This is our largest fundraiser of the year, raising crucial funds to support Albertans impacted by Parkinson disease. In 2019, almost 2,000 walkers took to parks across Alberta to raise awareness and much-needed funding for Parkinson’s!
With your support we raised nearly $380,000 over the past year. Each year you have the opportunity to gather a team and register or donate!
How did Step 'n Stride start?
It was important for us to have a fundraising event that motivated and inspired people with Parkinson’s and their friends and families, as well as an event that provided a consistent and reliable source of revenue for Parkinson Association of Alberta.
Exercise is incredibly important for people with movement disorders, so it came to represent more than just a fundraiser. It became a way for people to get involved and participate in a community of people working hard to live well longer.