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Lap the Gats for Parkinson's

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THE STORY:

Hello friends and family,

This summer, I’ll be cycling through Gatineau Park to raise money for Parkinson’s research. All funds raised will go to laboratories to support their efforts to understand, and eventually develop effective long-term treatments for this disease.

Parkinson’s is a disease caused by the accelerated death of a particular set of neurons (nerve cells) in the area of the brain called the substantia nigra. These cells produce dopamine, and in the healthy human brain, they die at a very slow rate as we age. In someone affected by Parkinson’s, however, they die much faster. These cells are involved in numerous aspects of our lives, such as regulating our mood and movement coordination. This is why someone suffering from Parkinson’s Disease has difficulty performing tasks that require fine motor skills, such as eating or writing.

Labs that work on Parkinson’s have made phenomenal breakthroughs at the genetic level, but the reason why these cells die faster in Parkinson’s patients continues to elude scientists. With help from caring donors like you, future Parkinson’s patients may someday walk into a hospital with one of the most debilitating neurological diseases known to humankind, and leave as healthy people.

Thank you for your generous support.

Stay healthy!

Marc

$1,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Elio Vani & Viviane Nowotny

    $100

  • The White House

    $25

  • Monika and Cal Nowotny

    $100

  • KB

    $20

  • Steve & Nancy Martin

    $100

  • The Ladaks

    $100

  • Jason Van Dam

     

  • Gord Jamieson

    $50

  • Chris Mathers

    $100

  • Bryan the neighbor

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kristi Jackson

     

  • The Ouellette Family

     

  • John & Linda Debellis

    $100

  • Russ & Sonia

    $50

  • Paul Vani

    $25

  • Karah

    $35

  • Diane Lagace

     

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105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,050 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Diane Lagace

Diane Lagace

Have a great ride! 2 years ago

Karah

Karah

DONATION: $35

Enjoy the ride! 2 years ago

Paul Vani

Paul Vani

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Russ & Sonia

Russ & Sonia

DONATION: $50

Go Marc Go! 2 years ago

John & Linda Debellis

John & Linda Debellis

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Ouellette Family

The Ouellette Family

2 years ago

Kristi Jackson

Kristi Jackson

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Bryan the neighbor

Bryan the neighbor

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Chris Mathers

Chris Mathers

DONATION: $100

2 years ago