Jeff and Jacqueline Zilkie.

Parkinson SuperWalk set for September

Join our community heroes at the 19th annual Parkinson SuperWalk on Sunday, September 7 at 11 a.m. at Nelson’s Rotary Lakeside Park.

Family, friends and neighbours are teaming up to fight Parkinson’s. Their special power — hope!

Join our community heroes at the 19th annual Parkinson SuperWalk on Sunday, September 7 at 11 a.m. at Nelson’s Rotary Lakeside Park.

Participants can register by visiting

SuperWalk is the largest national fundraising event for Parkinson’s disease and this September, 110 communities across Canada and 21 communities throughout BC will join the fight to find a cure.

In BC, the goal is to raise $425,000 and nationwide, the aim is to raise $3 million.

Kaslo resident Jeff Zilkie was diagnosed with Parkinson’s six years ago, at the age of 47. Jeff and his wife, Jacqueline, first heard about Parkinson SuperWalk while attending a Nelson support group meeting in June.

They registered for the Walk and have already raised $3,565 — the second highest fundraising total in BC.

“The support has been overwhelming and truly humbling,” said Jacqueline.

“It’s with heartfelt gratitude that we continue on this journey.”

Friends and family from BC and Alberta will join Jeff and Jacqueline for the SuperWalk.

“We hope people learn more about this disease and know that Parkinson’s is not just about ‘one day’, it’s every day,” said Jacqueline.

“To come out and show support on September 7, would be a wonderful way to give encouragement to those of us that are living with Parkinson’s and for those that may be affected in the future.”

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