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Suzanne Haidri and the team from Touchmark
Suzanne Haidri and the team from Touchmark
Walk for Parkinson's May Break Records (Photo) - 09/13/23

Parkinson's Resources of Oregon (PRO) will host its annual awareness walk and fundraiser, Sole Support for Parkinson’s at Esther Short Park on September 23, 2023. The annual event brings people whose lives are impacted by a Parkinson’s diagnosis together with a caring and supportive community for a walk along the riverfront spreading awareness about this neurodegenerative disease with no cure. Funds raised remain in the local community to help people living with the disease through Parkinson’s Resources (PRO) exercise, education, and wellness programs.  

Sole Support manager, Jeannine Walker, is excited by the early response from the community. “The community is really showing up to support programs for people with Parkinson's disease. We are on track to break fundraising records - we might even need to increase our goal!” Walker adds that “the event is family friends, with face painting and crafts for the kids and resources and support for all.”  

Resilient Sole Supporters, such as Vancouver residents Suzanne and Paul Haidri, look forward to participating year after year with a team from Touchmark. Suzanne, a client of PRO and outspoken advocate for Parkinson’s disease awareness says “In a way I feel like people with Parkinson’s disease are more resilient than most. For people who are just starting their journey with Parkinson’s, Sole Support is a great way for you and your family to learn about resources and connect with a local community.”  

People living with Parkinson’s disease and their families and supporters from across SW Washington will participate in this year’s Vancouver event to show their support and spread awareness about Parkinson’s disease.  Registration is required but free.  

  • Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • Esther Short Park
  • On-site registration and check in opens at noon – Walk begins at 1:30pm 
  • ~1k and ~5k routes are walker and wheelchair friendly
  • Registration is free – fundraising is encouraged 

To register, find out more, or donate, go to: or call 800.426.6806   


About Parkinson’s Resources:  

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO) is a donor supported non-profit with the sole mission of advancing the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers. With three office locations (Bend, Eugene, Beaverton), PRO provides direct care and support of thousands of families in Oregon and SW Washington. Working to address issues faced by Parkinson’s patients and their families, we can significantly improve the quality of life for all touched by this disease.  

To find out more about PRO's services or to support our programs, go to: 

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