The Nelsons contingent of the nationwide Parkinson Superwalk marched by Lakeside Park on Sunday morning.

Superwalkers march around Lakeside

National fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease had strong Nelson contingent.

The Nelson community participated in this year’s 19th annual Parkinson Superwalk, marching around Lakeside Park accompanied by bagpipes on Sunday morning.

The annual Superwalk is largest national fundraising event for Parkinson’s, with 110 communities across Canada and 21 communities throughout BC joining 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. Along with his wife Jacquieline, they’ve already raised nearly $4,000, which is the second highest total in B.C.

“The support has been overwhelming and truly humbling,” said Jacqueline. “It’s with heartfelt gratitude that we continue on this journey.”

Jacqueline said the Superwalk helps drive home the severity of the disease.

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

For more information visit parkinson.bc.ca.

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