Harry McMurtry, Porridge for Parkinson’s 2015 guest speaker, completed a fundraising walk from his home in New York City to his hometown of Toronto.
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.
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.
Joanne Yolles has been an active member of Porridge for Parkinson’s since 2007. She was well known for her amazing desserts at Scaramouche and Pangaea before becoming an instructor at George Brown Chef School.
Dr. Daniel Garbin Di Luca and Dr. Diana Olszewska | Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Fellowships.
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.
Ben Stecher is a writer, speaker, advocate and consultant on neurodegenerative diseases; he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 29.
Dr. Simon Wing | Establishing a new link between brain and body.
Cricia Rinchon | Investigation of abnormal neuroplasticity in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
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.
Dr. Anita Senthinathan, née Abeyesekera | Study of hypophonia, the soft speech that is often a characteristic of Parkinson’s disease.
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.
Jeanne Beker writes about her mom, Bronia Beker, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s about a decade ago.
Dr. Chelsia Kadgien | The role of VPS35 in transporting proteins that help brain cells communicate.
Ms Sarah Coakeley | Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Pathological Tau in Parkinsonisms.
Dr. Natasha Radhu | Interactions between motor cortical inhibitory and excitatory circuits.
Dr. Jonathan Brotchie | Evaluation of chloroquine as a disease modifying treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Harry McMurtry: “A better strategy than comparing ourselves to others or to our earlier selves is to look for meaning in our current circumstances.”
Dr. Bradley MacIntosh | Biomarkers of Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Jean-Francois Daneault | Subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: Effect on the mobility of patients and their caregiver
Dr. Mark Carpenter | A novel fMRI approach to investigating the pathophysiology of postural instability in Parkinson’s disease.