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Annual Gift Drive

Once again this year, our Client Services team has worked tirelessly to connect directly with members of our community, spending over 500 hours on the phone or Zoom, checking in on and supporting individuals and families. We have run almost 300 support groups with 2200 participants. New programs, like, PACE (our collaboration with the University of Alberta), provincial Young Onset and Care Partner Support Groups, Widows program, and Social groups, have provided additional meaningful opportunities for our folks to engage.

We are grateful for the continued generosity and support we have seen from our Parkinson’s community.  It’s because of you, your experiences, ideas, and involvement, that we continue to be motivated every day.  Thank you!

December is also a time of year when we are thinking about our annual donations and the upcoming tax season. Canada has a generous tax credit system for donors to charities and the benefits can be significant.  Our members make up the number one single source of operational revenue and we couldn’t do what we do without your generosity.

Your membership and donations ensure we continue to offer help today and hope for tomorrow for those living with PD and PD+.  Thank you! 

“I strongly support Parkinson Association of Alberta (PAA). PAA is our “go to” place for all things Parkinson. They keep us well informed on event updates, support groups, advocacy, and research news. Every time I have contacted Parkinson Association staff, I have found them to be very knowledgeable, supportive, and compassionate. Fundraising, memberships, Government and Corporate support all play a key role for PAA to continue its important work on our behalf. Please support Parkinson Association of Alberta and donate to their Annual Gift Campaign!”

Roger Dootson - PAA Member

“My connection with the Parkinson Association of Alberta (PAA) commenced in 2013 when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Shortly after being diagnosed with PD, I availed myself of the Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR) exercise classes. My neurologist advises that she sees the benefit of the PWR program as she can readily distinguish between her patients that participate in PWR as compared to those who do not. PAA provides many services directed to PD ranging from exercise, living, cognition, voice therapy and support programs to diagnosed individuals, families and caregivers in support of their fight against PD. Each PD journey is unique. As such, persons avail themselves of the programs and services appropriate for their circumstances. I support PAA by participating in its largest annual fundraising initiative STEP’N STRIDE. I do so not only because of my personal diagnosis. I support PAA because the dollars remain in Alberta and PAA’s work is important in the battle against the second most common degenerative neurological disorder”

Stuart Myron - PAA Member