By Joan Janzen
of The Clarion

Nancy Kelly fighting back against Parkinson’s disease.

Every year, for more than a decade, Nancy Kelly has participated in the Parkinson SuperWalk in Saskatoon, helping to raise funds for Parkinson’s research, support services, education and advocacy.


“I’ve been the top fundraiser in Saskatchewan for six years,” Nancy said.

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“That’s because I get all the great support from the community. Just because they know me, they send it in, or they know someone who has Parkinson’s. There are a lot of new people who have a family member in the walk, and a lot of regular supporters. When someone’s first been diagnosed, it’s nice to get out there and talk to people who can help give support.”

All those supporters manage to raise over $12,000. “It’s always good to see everybody, and I know I can’t say thank you to everyone individually, but I’m very grateful for the people who support this.” Nancy added.

When asked what inspires Nancy to participate in the walk each year, she said, “So we can find a cure to help others who have not been diagnosed yet, and help people living with it to have a better life. Everyone who knows about it wants to help find that cure.”

“I’ve met a lot of people throughout the years. The best part is connecting with other people.”