Fundraising fuels The Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation


The 6th annual Gala was a HUGE success and we can't thank you enough!

Held this year on April 22, 2023 the annual gala celebrates our sponsors, partners, participants, volunteers and guests. Their generous support and money raised from this event will help fund free arts and exercise programs for the Parkinson’s community of Halton/Peel.

A very special and heartfelt thank you to Laura Zega and Angelo D’Asanio who hosted the Gala for the 6th time and donated all of the proceeds to The Passion For Parkinson’s Foundation.

Thank you as well to the following major sponsors:

Advanced metal Shop Ltd.

Canadian Auto Park

Premier Truck Group

Past Events

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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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.

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!