The 11th Annual Parkinson Step n’ Stride returns to Cochrane this Sunday.

The yearly walk/run fundraiser is all about supporting a better life for those living with and loving someone with Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's Plus Syndromes. 

While there are multiple locations participating over the weekend, Lana Tordoff, Executive Director of the Parkinson Association of Alberta says that the Cochrane event is something special.

“Cochrane really, there's an energy and a spirit there and they decided that they were going to have their own walk and so of course, we're going to support them. They've done such a great job.”

“We gave them a pretty, conservative goal of $10,000 and they're close to $15,000.”

“It just really demonstrates the commitment of these folks and the generosity that comes with the nature of people who are living with Parkinson's and their care partners and their families. They're just the kindest, most generous group of people that I've ever met.”

Starting at 1 p.m. this Sunday in Mitford Park, participants will be able to participate in a 1 Km, 3 Km or 5 Km walk or run.

“There's no award for passing that finish line first. If you're using a walker, for example, you're welcome and there's no judgment and no expectations and you choose your distance.”

Registration is still open for the Sunday event and last-minute walkers are always welcome.

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