Committee Updates & Blog

P4P2021 brunch “chef” prepares porridge with a spurtle

Our Blog

John Szpik and Marylou Caden

John Szpik and Marylou Caden

John and Marylou saw this year’s brunch-at-home format as a great alternative to the live event. Marylou placed an order for delivery on November 21st, which coincidentally was their wedding anniversary.

read more
Chef Spotlight: Parallel

Chef Spotlight: Parallel

This month marks the fourth anniversary of Parallel, a popular middle-eastern restaurant in the Junction neighbourhood that showcases sesame butter or tahini in its many delicious forms.

read more
P4P2021: Brunch delivered

P4P2021: Brunch delivered

Proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships and donations support the Parkinson’s Research Excellence Fund at the Edmond J. Safra Program at Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, UHN.

read more
UHN PD Research Facilities

UHN PD Research Facilities

Check out Dr. Fasano’s video explainer on CRANIA’s new gait analysis lab and how it is uses immersive lab technology to help patients with Parkinson’s disease.

read more
Chef Spotlight: Donna Dooher

Chef Spotlight: Donna Dooher

Donna Dooher has been a prominent part of Toronto’s restaurant scene since she opened the Mildred Pierce Restaurant in 1989. Today, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, is a showcase for her passion for locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

read more
Chef Spotlight: Joanne Yolles

Chef Spotlight: Joanne Yolles

Joanne Yolles has been an active member of Porridge for Parkinson’s for over 10 years. She was well known for her amazing desserts at Scaramouche and Pangaea before becoming an instructor at George Brown Chef School.

read more
2019 Fellowships

2019 Fellowships

Dr. Daniel Garbin Di Luca and Dr. Diana Olszewska | Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Fellowships.

read more
2019 Highlights

2019 Highlights

The 2019 brunch featured celebrity chefs and special guests from media and medicine. The proceeds are supporting groundbreaking research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

read more
2017 Graduate Student Award

2017 Graduate Student Award

Dr. Alexandre Boutet | Demystifying neuromodulation of dysfunctional brain circuits in Parkinson’s disease patients with deep brain stimulation using high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging.

read more
2017 Graduate Student Award

2017 Graduate Student Award

Dr. Anita Senthinathan, née Abeyesekera | Study of hypophonia, the soft speech that is often a characteristic of Parkinson’s disease.

read more
Evan Siddall: 2017 Guest Speaker

Evan Siddall: 2017 Guest Speaker

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014, Evan Siddall co-founded the Growling Beaver Brevet, a cycling charity event that helps people with Parkinson’s to “live well today.” It debuted in 2015 with great success.

read more