4.3.13

Painting for Parkinsons

Parkinson disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's disease. Parkinson disease affects both motor and non-motor functioning caused by a loss of dopamine in the brain.

The average age of diagnosis with Parkinson disease is 60 years, but approximately 10% of individuals are diagnosed before the age of 40. More than half are diagnosed before retirement age. Men and women are equally affected. Approximately 100,000 people in Canada and 8,000 in Alberta have Parkinson disease.

But through the Parkinson Alberta Society, their purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure through research, education, advocacy and support services.  So how can we help and support the Parkinson Alberta Society?  Meet Cheryl Peddie.  She is Painting for Parkinsons.  She has embarked on this new spring project in honour of her Dad, who passed away from Parkinson’s in 2011. For the next four weeks, she'll be creating one painting per day and will be selling them, with 50% of the proceeds going to the Parkinson Alberta Society

Here's some examples of Cheryl's AMAZING work: 

© Cheryl Peddie  "A Bright New Day"


© Cheryl Peddie "View from the Cottage" – SOLD –
© Cheryl Peddie "Where Paintings Come From" – SOLD
For more information and to get your original Cheryl Peddie painting visit  http://cherylpeddie.ca/2013/02/22/im-painting-for-parkinsons/

What a GREAT Mother's Day gift idea... or even just because.  All for a GREAT cause.  Thank you Cheryl for sharing with us.

Cheryl Peddie online  http://cherylpeddie.ca/

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