Fundraising Events

Fundraising fuels The Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation

The Passion for Parkinson Foundation and Foundation supporters will host a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.  All proceeds from these events will fund exercise and creative arts programs for the benefit of individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease in the Halton/Peel region.



Join us for an evening of great food, entertainment, games and prizes and friendship!

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre (35 Brunel Road)

This annual gala celebrates our sponsors, partners, volunteers and guests. Their generous support and money raised from this event (net of expenses) will help fund free arts and exercise programs for the Parkinson’s community of Halton/Peel.

Payment for tickets ($100) can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer to by April 15, 2023.

More information and sponsorship opportunities:
Laura Zega: or 647.220.3758
Mark Jennings: or 647.926.1128

Rock The Walk

What a fantastic day we had on September 10 in J.C. Saddington Park! So many people from the community joined together and Rocked the Walk! It was a fun-filled day with just over $20,000 raised, which allows us to continue providing free exercise and arts programs for people with Parkinson’s in the Peel and Halton regions. Reflecting back on an ambitious task of organizing our first Rock the Walk community fundraising event to support people with Parkinson’s Disease, we are so very proud of what we accomplished. Most importantly, we provided a forum for members of the community to learn about this neurodegenerative disease that affects so many. All of this would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our Rock the Walk committee members, sponsors, community partners, participants, donors, politicians and other supporters. On behalf of the Passion for Parkinson’s Board of Directors, we thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Sincerely, Tamara Boaden Chair, Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation

Spinning Wheels

The Foundation would like to thank the Spinning Wheels Team for raising awareness and funds for the Parkinson’s Community across this amazing country we all call home. Their shared passion, vision and tenacity raised $70,000 for the PFPF and more for other PD organizations along their route.

We celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Steve Iseman, Jim Redmond, Mike Loghrin and Darlene Richards-Loghrin, members of the Rigid Riders – a group of people with Parkinson’s Disease and their supporters – who have chosen to fight back against this illness. Steve and Jim, with their support team, embarked on a three-month, cross country cycle in June to connect with community members across Canada to raise awareness about the benefits of exercise to help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and of aligning with local support networks. Funds raised were directed towards PD organizations in each community along the way.


“We dipped our tires in the Pacific on June 25 and in the Atlantic on September 17.                  We did all 10 Provinces!

Thank you to everyone who made this a success!”


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Candle Fundraiser

April “Parkinson Awareness “month Annual fundraiser

Your generous support of this initiative helped fund the Parkinson’s in the Park ™ exercise programs.

Thank you !

We are planning to offer a select few candles all year long, stay tuned. These premium soy candles contain only natural ingredients,  are bio-degradable and burn twice as long as paraffin candles. 



Third Party Events

Poker Night

Friday November 12, 2021

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Poker Night. What a great turn out.With your support we were able to fund the winter Walk/Pole Walk and virtual Age Wise Exercise programs.

Host a Fundraiser

Has someone you know or love been impacted by Parkinson’s Disease?  Hosting and organizing a Fundraising event with family, friends or colleagues can be rewarding and fun. No matter how large or small, your contribution will have an impact on the lives of those living with Parkinson’s in Halton/Peel.

The Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation will provide Event Kits, and Promo Materials to help ensure your success. Please contact us at

The following Fundraisers are popular suggestions, or send us your own ideas for Hosting Your Fundraising Event and we will work with you to create a great ”fund” day!

Billiard Night

“Black Ball Corner Pocket or Scratch”. Whether you are a beginner or a pool shark, we have everything you need to successfully host a Billiard Night at several Pool Halls throughout Halton/Peel.

Bowling Night

“Strike or Spare – Let’s bowl”

Gather  family, friends and colleagues and head to the bowling alley for an enjoyable way to support a great cause.


“Sip, Savour and Toast”

Host a Wine tasting.  A great way to spend an evening enjoying old friends and making new ones. Cheers!

A Star is Born

Discover the singer in you with your friends and family with a Karaoke Night.  If you have always dreamed of being a Star, here is your chance.

Euchre Night

Calling all card sharks! “Order your partner up” or “go alone” for an entertaining night of Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs or Spades.

Poker Night

Bring your best “Poker Face” and “Hold’em, “Let it Ride” and be all in to help benefit our Parkinson Community.

Golf Tournament

Are you up to “ Par”? Is your passion Golf? Plan a Golf Tournament with friends and colleagues for an enjoyable day on the course. Tee Up!

All Washed Up

Host a Car Wash- in a school playground, a parking lot or a driveway.  A car wash is a simple fundraiser that is good fun. Time to get your shammy out!

Junior Fundraising Program

Release the “Brainchild” in You. We are calling on all young, bold and creative minds to use your positive energies to help us raise funds to support our local Parkinson Community. Your minor actions can make a big impact.

Can you Spare a Toonie?

Calling all juniors to raise $50.00. Simply ask 25 people for a toonie and you are   on your way.

Coin Wars

A coin drive is most likely the least expensive fundraiser out there. All you have to supply are jars to deposit the coins. Your coin drive can last for as long as you like and you can organize it in just minutes. Just recruit some fundraisers to carry around your jars and give donors information about why you are fundraising for Parkinson’s. You can set up a change drop off   station to simplify the process and form teams to encourage competition.

Lemonade Stand

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. We have an old-fashioned authentic wooden lemonade stand just waiting to be used. Cool, refreshing and “fruitful” fun!

Bottle Drive

A little help from Mom and Dad and this is one of the most rewarding ways to fundraise.  Call on your neighbors and friends to donate their empty bottles to help raise funds.

*Don’t forget to promote your Parkinson Fundraiser through flyers, social media, word of mouth and emails!

The Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation could not achieve our fundraising goals without your support. We thank you in advance for your participation and generosity.