26 Jul BURNABY NOW
ME-N-ED’S IN BURNABY HOSTS PARKINSON’S FUNDRAISER
Burnaby firefighters stepped up to donate $500 for IMPACT Parkinson’s Society at a fundraiser held at the local Me-n-Ed’s pizza parlour.
The pizza and beer/wine fundraiser, held on July 18 at the Burnaby Me-n-Ed’s location, was just one of several initiatives taken over the years by Lower Mainland Me-n-Ed’s restaurants. The parlour raised over $250,000 raised by the annual golf tournament for the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Parkinson Society of British Columbian, heart-shaped pizzas raising funds for PSBC and the restaurant’s participation in the Tour de Fox Pacific Northwest cycling ride in Port Coquitlam coming up on Aug. 17.
The latest event was organized by IMPACT to honour retired firefighter Bob “87” Radbourne, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago.
Radbourne is one of the society’s oldest clients at 84 years old, and has attended Rock Steady Boxing (New West) classes for people with Parkinson’s twice weekly for more than three years.
PHOTO: From left, Robyn Murrell, founder of IMPACT Parkinson’s; Bob Radbourne, retired Burnaby assistant fire chief; Capt. Rob Causier; firefighter Chad Wren; firefighter Rob Senjack; and FF Nathan Tuura.