Community Partners

Grapevine Custom Solutions

 

IMPACT Parkinson’s is thankful and indebted to Stephanie Bendo, VP of Grapevine Operations, 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!

 

https://grapevinecs.ca/

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. Stay tuned!

Amaranthus

 

Amaranthus is a new plant based, feel good restaurant built from the root up opening soon at River Market in New Westminster. “I am excited about our partnership with IMPACT” says restaurant owner Alejandro Diaz. “My mother in law suffers from Parkinson’s and the aha moment for me was when I got to meet one of my childhood heroes a few months ago at my first restaurant el Santo. When Marty McFly aka Micheal J Fox came into the restaurant, I didn’t recognize him at first. It wasn’t until he was seated and having dinner with his mum that I made the connection. I have seen how my mother in law has changed over the years and it was also a life changing moment to see Michael. I immediately contacted IMPACT to see how I could help.” Plans are in the works to create more awareness about the disease such as including a menu item at Amaranthus where a monetary portion goes to IMPACT Parkinson’s as well as doing an annual fundraising dinner event with proceeds going to the centre to help with Parkinson’s specific programs.

 

https://www.facebook.com/amaranthusnewwest/

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!

 

https://www.choicesmarkets.com/

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!

 

https://heytommy.ca/

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