Community Partners

IMPACT Parkinson’s is extremely grateful for the amazing support we have received from our Community Partners. This includes various sources such as businesses, service groups, organizations, volunteers, families and individuals. Thank you for joining us in the ring for the fight against Parkinson’s!

See below for a list of our major supporters. There are countless others who have donated, either financially or in-kind, many who wish to remain anonymous. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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Grapevine Custom Solutions

 

IMPACT Parkinson’s is thankful and indebted to Stephanie Bendo, VP of Grapevine Custom Solutions, for creating our amazing website!  We met Stephanie through one of our Parkinson’s fighters, Sylvia “Steadfast” Bull.
“I have known Sylvia my whole life, she’s my mom’s best friend and, before retiring, was her business partner. Sylvia has supported me in everything I’ve done, now it’s my turn to support her. I’m all for preventative medicine through exercise and, as a boxer myself, I understand the benefit it has for concentration, balance, focus and overall mental wellness.”
– Stephanie.

 

Grapevine provides the resources and solutions to simplify your information management. They aim to assist you with the growth and maintenance of your business. Grapevine is based in Richmond, British Columbia and has been in the industry for over 20 years. They are active in the community supporting local non-profits and charities including IMPACT Parkinson’s!

Greens and Beans Deli

 

Huge thanks to Greens and Beans Deli for supporting people fighting back against Parkinson’s by making a cash donation in 2019 and choosing us for their March 2020 tip jar recipient!

 

It all started in 1994 and has been going strong ever since! Green’s and Beans Deli is located at 143 East Columbia Street in historic Sapperton, New Westminster, near the Royal Columbian hospital. They are a community oriented establishment donating all tips to local charities for 11 months of each year among many other  intiatives!

Michael Cheung

 

Thank you to Michael Cheung for including Rock Steady Boxing New West and IMPACT Parkinson’s as one of your fundraising participants along with Parkinson Society British Columbia and The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Funds have been donated to us that benefited our Parkinson clients directly! We met Michael Cheung, then Founder of Tea Parky, in 2017. Michael is a New Westminster resident and he knows all too well how a Parkinson’s diagnosis can affect families. His father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s around the very young age of 40, called Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease, when Michael was a young boy. His father has lived with the disease for over 17 years now. Michael originally founded Tea Parky to help bring awareness to Parkinson’s and to raise funds for research, services and for individuals with the disease. Although Tea Parky is not operating anymore, Michael has new visions on how he will support the fight against Parkinson’s. Check out his new book – Beat Parky: A Journey To Let Parkinson’s Disease Define My Family’s Legacy… For The Better!

The Rotary Club of New Westminster

 

The members of The Rotary Club of New Westminster have been serving their local community since 1928 by supporting a variety of groups and projects, including youth, seniors, health services and the arts. They also have several projects overseas and support the Rotary International efforts to eradicate polio. The members were delighted to partner with IMPACT Parkinson’s by providing a donation to help with one of their new programs. “We have seen firsthand, through the eyes of  our very own members, how important and beneficial these programs are.” Louise Perry, Secretary, New Westminster Rotary.

 

The Plumb Family

 

Huge thanks and gratitude to our Parkinsons’ fighter, Norm “Dr. KO” Plumb, and his sons, Colin and Doug, and their team for spearheading some fundraisers for IMPACT Parkinson’s such as their Push-Ups for Parkinson’s in 2018 and GRIT Day 2019! Close to 3000 push-ups in 30 minutes by people from all over Canada and the USA raising $6177.00! GRIT Day 2019 raised $6000.00 for us – it was a full-day affair testing the physical and mental GRIT of participants while raising awareness and fundraising to improve the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s disease! GRIT Day 2020 raised an astounding $45,000 for Parkinson Society BC!

Choices Markets

 

We are thrilled to join Choices Markets who partners with local organizations to enhance communities, environment and the world. Nutrition Consultant, Wendy Wells, at Choices Burnaby Crest says “We are excited to collaborate with IMPACT Parkinson’s to offer educational information sessions plus hands on tips for healthy eating and cooking.” Details of the Healthy Eating sessions will be announced soon!

 

Dr. Caroline Coombs, ND

 

Dr. Caroline Coombs BScH, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor in Vancouver. She treats people of all ages and backgrounds with both common and complex medical issues. She graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2013, is a professional member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and BC Naturopathic Physicians Association (BCNA) and holds further certifications in IV therapy and pharmaceutical prescription authority. IMPACT Parkinson’s is thrilled that Dr. Coombs is collaborating with us to educate people about the diet/microbiome connection and testing available for people with Parkinson’s as part of our Healthy Eating for Parkinson’s series.

Team Dave Vallee

 

Thank you to Dave Vallee, local realtor, for sponsoring an ad for us in the New West Record. Dave has been a top sales agent for over 25 years and does the utmost to help his clients achieve their goals.  With over 3,500 successful transactions, Dave has used his expert negotiating and problem-solving skills to help families through almost any situation that can arise. A 35 year resident of the New Westminster/Burnaby area, Dave knows the community well and is a huge community supporter for many causes and has been an active member with The Rotary Club of New Westminster for many years.

Rotaract Club of New Westminster

 

Huge thanks to the Rotaract Club of New Westminster for hosting s fundraiser and donating funds to IMPACT! The Rotaract Club of New Westminster has been serving this community for a time period approaching two decades. They are mostly comprised of students and young professionals connected by their like-mindedness and passion to serve others. Meetings are held twice a month, in addition to socials and project events the club puts on. The Rotaract Club of New Westminster strongly believes that its success comes directly from the passion that each member of the club holds. This allows the members to completely divulge into each project that they are a part of. With teamwork and passion, they believe any project can gain momentum and be fully capable of success. The Club is sponsored by Rotary Club of New Westminster Royal City and Rotary Club of New Westminster.

Teldon

 

Gratitude to Teldon for donating 200 Healthy Lifestyles 2020 calendars! Kudos also goes out to one of our amazing volunteers, Cris, who made the connection.

We are using these as a fundraiser. Pick up your calendar at our Centre! Thank you Teldon for supporting people fighting back against Parkinson’s.

Dillon Consulting Limited

 

Huge thanks to Dillon Consulting Limited for donating $1000.00 towards signage for IMPACT Parkinson’s! We have our new sign because of one of our amazing Rock Steady Boxing fighters , Eric, and his wife, Gloria, who is also a volunteer in class. They connected with their daughter who works with Dillon Consulting (Richmond, BC location) and the company chose to become one of our Community Partners. How wonderful is that?! Thank you so much!

Hey Tommy

 

Hey Tommy! is a Canadian owned and operated website hosting service, with servers in Kelowna, BC and customer support centre in Vancouver BC. Huge thanks to them for offering us a non-profit discounted website hosting service!

Walter and Giant

Walter Reich, 72, was born in Switzerland and came to Canada over 25 years ago. He and his wife, Regula, opened The Quiet Bay Motel in Magnetawan , Ontario. In December 2018 they sold the motel and home after many years in business and Walter wanted to bike across Canada for a cause. He chose Parkinson’s. So he created the Walter and Giant Ride. Walter rode his bike over 9000 km across Canada with Regula driving their RV. The adventure began in April 2019 (Parkinson’s Awareness Month) in Tofino, BC where he dipped his back wheel in the Pacific Ocean. And ended in St. John’s, Newfoundland in September 2019. Stopping along the way, Walter and Regula made a point of meeting people and hearing their stories of living with Parkinson’s and they carried their stories with them along the route, bringing awareness and raising funds for Parkinson’s. IMPACT was thrilled to host Walter and Regula when they arrived on mainland BC and are extremely grateful for the donation we received after the ride was completed.
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