Jun 3, 2023
PSP Awareness Walk Celebrates Tremendous Success
PSP Awareness Walk Team Celebrates Tremendous Success of The First Official PSP Awareness Walk That Uplifted Community Spirit and Fostered Hope for a Brighter Future
Hamilton, Ontario - The PSP Awareness Walk, held on Saturday, June 3rd, at Confederation Beach Park, has left an indelible mark as an extraordinary triumph for PSP Awareness Walk. With a staggering turnout of more than 150 participants, including 101 dedicated walkers donned in our captivating t-shirts, the event not only captured the attention of onlookers but also sparked their curiosity to learn more about this debilitating disease.
Distinguished Member of Parliament, Chad Collins, graced the occasion with his presence, symbolizing his unwavering support for the cause. Mr. Collins, showcasing his commitment and dedication, completed the first official PSP Awareness Walk, becoming an inspiration to all participants. He also took the opportunity to present Fariha, the lead organizer of the event, with a Certificate of Appreciation, acknowledging her extraordinary commitment to the cause.
Dr. Carmela, a prominent clinician-scientist specializing in neurodegenerative diseases, also joined the event, providing invaluable insights while stressing the importance of research for rare diseases such as PSP. Dr. Carmela's presence served as a beacon of hope, enlightening participants about the advancements being made in understanding and treating PSP. Her expertise and dedication to research further emphasized the importance of raising awareness and supporting initiatives in the pursuit of effective treatments.
Fariha, the lead organizer expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support received from the community, as well as from MP Chad Collins and Dr. Carmela. She acknowledged the unwavering commitment and tireless efforts of her volunteers, as well as the guidance received from CurePSP. Faced with numerous challenges and hurdles, Fariha remained steadfast in her goal of organizing the walk to raise awareness for PSP."I am profoundly grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the community, MP Chad
Collins, and Dr. Carmela," Fariha stated. "Their dedication and encouragement have fueled our determination to make a difference. With the backing of our incredible volunteers along with the guidance from CurePSP, we have overcome obstacles to bring this event to fruition. Building upon the success of our first walk, we are committed to organizing annual PSP Awareness Walks across Canada. We implore everyone who shares our commitment to raising awareness to join us in this endeavor.” She stressed on her commitment to the cause and said, “I envision a world where PSP is no longer a misdiagnosed, and incurable disorder, but rather one that can be effectively treated or prevented altogether. Until that day comes, I am committed to raising awareness and advocating for research to find a cure for PSP.”
PSP Awareness Walk extends its heartfelt appreciation to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, and community members who contributed to the resounding success of the PSP Awareness Walk. Through their collective efforts, they have ushered in a renewed sense of hope and determination, igniting a beacon of optimism for individuals and families impacted by PSP.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Name: Fariha Qureshy
Phone: +1 (647) 407-1139
About Us: PSP Awareness Walk is committed to raising awareness about Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) through the organization of community events. Our primary goal is to shed light on this rare neurological disorder and foster a supportive network for individuals and families affected by PSP.Through our PSP Awareness Walks and other community-driven initiatives, we strive to create a platform where individuals can come together to learn, connect, and share their experiences. We firmly believe that by increasing awareness and understanding of PSP, we can pave the way for improved diagnosis, treatment options, and support systems.
Our organization is driven by a team of enthusiastic volunteers who work tirelessly to organize impactful events that engage the community. We understand the power of unity and collaboration, and our efforts are strengthened by the support and involvement of individuals, organizations, and local communities.
We are committed to nurturing an inclusive and supportive environment where individuals affected by PSP, their families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and community members can come together. Together, we can raise awareness, amplify the voices of those affected, and create a brighter future for individuals living with PSP