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Bitumar raises $ 40,000 for Parkinson Québec!

26 June 2018

The 10th Edition of the Marcel-Thériault/Bitumar Classic took place June 12, 2018 under sunny skies!

Thank you to our partner Bitumar and the participants for their donation of $ 40,000! Your generosity and your trust in our organization inspire us.

We would like to send our warmest thanks to Marc and Daniel Thériault of Bitumar for their incredible contributions to the Parkinson’s cause. Their involvement has helped maintain and perpetuate the services that Parkinson Québec offers to the 25,000 Quebeckers living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Kim Rusk will be on Sucré Salé

11 August 2016

Parkinson Québec is pleased to announce that our ambassador, Kim Rusk, will be on the French talk show, Sucré Salé, Thursday, August 18th, at 18:30. There will also be a rerun at 22:30 on same night.

She will be talking to the host, Patrice Bélanger, about our organization and our cycling challenge, Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec, which will take place on August 27th.

 

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Death of singer and animator Pierre Lalonde

22 June 2016

Pierre Lalonde,  an influential singer and broadcaster  in Quebec culture, died last night (June 21st), at the age of seventy-five. He had been living with Parkinson’s disease for the last 8 years.

“Yesterday night, surrounded by his family, he left us peacefully . He was a great noble man, idol for a generation,  and an important part of our cultural heritage.” said his agent Ginette Achim.

The family will receive sympathy through donations to Parkinson Québec.

Idol of a generation

Born on January 20th, 1941, Pierre Lalonde would soon follow in the footsteps of his father, broadcaster and actor Jean Lalonde, by starting his own career in show business.

Pierre Lalonde was known in the 60’s for his french singing of American hits, such as C’est le temps des vacances (1963) and Donne-moi ta bouche (1967). He was also hosting the television show Jeunesse d’aujourd’hui (debuting in 1962).

During his career, Pierre Lalonde collaborated with many iconic members of Quebec’s music industry: our ambassador Patrick Zabé, Ginette Reno, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Michel Louvain, Robert Charlebois, as well as others.

The people of Parkinson Québec offer their condolences to all those who loved him.

To make a donation in his memory, click here.

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Patrick Zabé and Kim Rusk, ambassadors for Parkinson Québec!

26 May 2016

Parkinson Québec is extremely proud to announce the involvement of singer Patrick Zabé and his daughter, host Kim Rusk, as ambassadors for our organism!

Living with Parkinson’s disease for the last 10 years, Patrick Zabé has decided to speak publicly about this to show everyone how it’s possible to live well despite the disease. On May 20th, he launched his album Pour Toi, which contains ten favorite songs with the cream of the crop musicians in Québec. To contribute to fund support services for persons living with Parkinson’s disease, a portion of the profits of the Pour Toi album sales will be remitted to Parkinson Québec.

To see again the interviews given by Patrick Zabé and Kim Rusk in May, please click here.

For more details, please visit Our Ambassadors’ page!

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National Mental Health Week

2 May 2016

Organized by the Mouvement Santé mentale Québec, the National Mental Health Week will take place from May 2 to May 8, 2016. This year’s campaign is an invitation to be part of the movement in order to create, reinforce and favor mental health in Québec. This campaign suggests 7 tricks to feel good in your mind, tricks that can make you think and act to apply them in your daily life:

  1. ACCEPT YOURSELF, recognize your strenghts and accept your limits
  2. DISCOVER, discover new horizons while pursuing your own path
  3. CHOOSE, choose freely according to your needs
  4. CREATE LINKS, dare to meet other people, surround yourself with good and enriching people, love
  5. ACT, benefit from your experiences and share with others
  6. FEEL, listen and express your emotions
  7. RECHARGE, make room for things that make you feel good

For more information, visit Mouvement Santé mentale Québec’s website.

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