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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Kidney and Parkinson's Walks In Grey Bruce This Weekend

Grey Bruce | by Claire McCormack  

Owen Sound, Port Elgin and Hanover are walking to raise money.

A few fundraising and awareness walks are bring held in Grey Bruce this weekend.

The Kidney Walk is set to take place in Owen Sound on Saturday, September 7th at 9 a.m. in Harrison Park.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada says one in ten Canadians has some level of kidney disease.

There are walks for Parkinson's Disease in Hanover, Owen Sound and Port Elgin.

The Parkinson’s society of Southwestern Ontario says it's the second most common neurodegenerative disorder (Alzheimer’s is the most common) which affects both motor and non-motor functioning.

There are about 100,000 people in Canada who are living with Parkinson's.

The Walk-It for Parkinson's Disease is set to take place Saturday, September 7th in Hanover at the Town Park Pavilion. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

In Owen Sound, the Walk-It for Parkinson's Disease goes on Sunday, September 8th at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Registration is at 1 p.m. The walk is at 2 p.m.

In Port Elgin, the Walk-It for Parkinson's Disease is scheduled for Sunday, September 8th at North Shore Park. Registration is at 1 p.m. the Walk is at 2 p.m.



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