Piling it on for Parkinson’s
This year’s version of “Platters & Plates for Parkinson’s” was once again a smashing success, with citizens in the New Perlican area helping raise some $3,600 for Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador. This community breakfast is the brainchild of Don Martin, who has been living with Parkinson’s for about a dozen years and is often praised for his never-give-up attitude and unique sense of humour. The third annual event was held on Saturday, June 8 at the New Perlican Recreation Centre and drew an impressive response from the community. Money raised will support programs and support services in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 1,600 people with Parkinson’s, a debilitating neurological disease. Don moved to New Perlican from St. John’s a number of years ago, and has tirelessly continued his efforts to raise awareness
and funds for a cause that is near and dear to him. He also organizes a successful “Superwalk” each September, and is supported to great lengths by his wife, Linda.
Seen here lining up for breakfast are, from left, Lorraine Mathews, Linda Pitcher, Eleanor Pitcher and John Butt. At right is server Ruth Walker.
Eileen Mathews is seen assembling some baked offerings.