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Parkinson’s journey 2020: challenge taken up

15 September 2020

This year, the 9 Parkinson’s Journey raised the coquettish sum of $112,300. A great success thanks to the commitment of all participants and organizers.

This year, in spite of the difficulties related to distancing. the organizers and participants of the Parkinson’s Courses from all regions showed their involvement by committing themselves wholeheartedly to the cause. This magnificent event once again mobilized the community, encouraged physical activity and allowed everyone to surpass themselves.

A huge thank you to all those who participated in the Parkinson’s Journey across the regions.

Thank you for empowering yourself! 


If you wish to discover the Parkinson’s Courses and support them with a donation, it is still possible, and this, until October 02nd! Click here

 

 

What is the Parkinson’s Journey?

The Parkinson’s Parkinson’s Course is an event that takes place every year in several cities of Quebec during the weekends of September. Thousands of people living with the disease, their families and loved ones mobilize to take up the challenge of moving together.

The goal for this year 2020?

Move through an activity of your choice to raise funds across Quebec and collect as many donations as possible for support services and assistance to people affected by Parkinson’s disease.

 

More than just a walk

Parkinson’s journey is the largest annual fundraising event for Parkinson’s disease in Quebec. A unifying, family and jovial event where parents, friends and relatives unite their efforts by participating in different walks, races and alternative challenges presented in different regions. An opportunity to raise awareness of the disease in the community and to move forward together and develop the power of action of people affected by the disease.

Here are a few photos of our valiant organizers and participants who used their imaginations to raise funds for the cause:

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Webinar “Together” – Monday September 14th, 10am

8 September 2020

Our final webinar of the “Together” series is ready, all that’s missing is you!
In this webinar (free, online and live, only available in french), learn how to :

– Plan a strategy to get a better sleep
– Manage stress and stimulate your memory and concentration
– Control the effect of aging and changes in your abilities

Everything you need to relax and unwind!

If you want to register, please click on the blue link below (only available in french) :

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Game contest Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec

3 September 2020

On the occasion of this exceptional virtual edition of our Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec, we have decided to reward the best collections of donations from our heroes.

How to participate?

To participate in the contest, you must :

  • Be registered for the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec;
  • Have an individual fundraising page;
  • Raise funds to contribute to the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec.

If you have already created your fundraiser when you registered for the Défi Vélo, you are eligible for our contest. 😊.

  • Would you like to register for the Défi Vélo? Click here 
  • Already registered for the Défi Vélo but would like to create your own fundraising page? Click here

How does it work?

The fundraiser with the best progress of the week will win a weekly prize (value from $100 to $2000).

In total: 6 fundraisers will be rewarded for 6 weeks of contest, that is 6 chances to win one of our prizes.

A big prize will be given to the participant who will have the highest total amount (we will reveal the gift in question very soon).

How do I track the results?

Every Friday of each week we will announce the winner on our Facebook Parkinson Québec.

Don’t hesitate to “like” the page or to subscribe to follow the contest and keep up to date on news related to Parkinson’s disease.

Good luck to all our heroes!

It’s not too late to register for the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec and create your own donation campaign…  click here

To participate, you must be over 18 years of age and a resident of Quebec.

 

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Do you know your medication?

1 September 2020

Antiparkinsonian Drugs

 The goal of antiparkinsonian drugs is to allow you to maintain your daily activities, to remain socially engaged and to exercise. Your journey with Parkinson’s disease is unique and your medical treatment needs to be adapted to your own personal needs.

The majority of drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease temporarily raise dopamine levels in the brain. They act as substitutes for the dopamine deficit associated with the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Your condition is unique; thus, finding the best combination of drugs, their respective dosage and the schedule for administering them can take time.

These parameters are relatively standard when initiating treatment. However, your body is ultimately the deciding factoring in measuring your response to your treatment. You need to tell your neurologist if you observe day-to-day variations in the efficacy of your treatment or dyskinesia.Levodopa is, to this day, the most effective drug for treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, mainly rigidity and slowness of movement.

Levodopa is absorbed at the intestinal level and transported through the bloodstream to the brain. Once in the brain, it is transformed into dopamine and stored in nerve cells in order to replace the missing dopamine. Levodopa is always combined with another molecule, carbidopa in Sinemet® and benserazide in Prolopa®, allowing a greater quantity of levodopa to enter the brain.

Levodopa is usually ingested in the form of tablets. Its maximum effect is obtained 30 to 60 minutes after taking it. You should not take it alongside proteins (ex: dairy products, eggs, meat, soy, nuts, peas) that can limit its absorption. Its duration of actions varies from person to person and the progression of their disease. It varies from two hours to a couple of hours.

You can get the most out of…

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David Veilleux’s advice: nutrition

31 August 2020

As part of the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec , David Veilleux, our great Quebec cyclist, gives us the honor of giving us his sound advice in several video clips (french only).

Despite my retirement from sport, I want to be involved in my community by supporting various causes that I consider important. I am a strong believer in the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyles. In addition, despite my athletic successes, I have always continued to pursue my studies and I wish to motivate young people to persevere in their academic path.

A few words on the prize list of this great cyclist: :

Among those titles, in 2006 he was the Canadian Under-23 Road and Time Trial Champion. He has also won a Canadian Championship title every year between 2007 and 2011. He was also the first Quebec-born athlete to complete the Tour de France..It’s never too late to register for the Bike Challenge, click on the link below to register! Join all the heroes who help us raise money for the 100,000 people affected by Parkinson’s disease, their loved ones and their caregivers.

Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec : https://parkinsonquebec.ca/en/events/defi-velo/

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