Lo­cal Parkin­son’s walk gets su­per sup­port

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY - BY KEVIN ADSHADE

Mar­garet Milne and Josephine Jol­ly­more couldn’t help but be im­pressed with the sup­port given at the lo­cal level to the Parkin­son’s Su­perwalk.

“We don’t live in a big city, and it’s about the peo­ple and their fam­i­lies who live with Parkin­son’s,” said Milne, whose late hus­band Jamie Milne strug­gled with a form of the dis­ease be­fore pass­ing away in 2004.

“Pic­tou County is won­der­ful to sup­port their own.”

They were two of a few dozen who took part in the 11th an­nual Parkin­son’s Su­perwalk on Satur­day, at Northum­ber­land Re­gional High School.

More than $16,000 was raised for the char­ity from this year’s walk.

Jol­ly­more’s late hus­band Gor­don lived with Parkin­son’s and like Milne, she wanted to stay in­volved with the Pic­tou County Parkin­son Sup­port Group, which meets ev­ery week to share their sto­ries, strug­gles and mo­ments of suc­cesses.

She called the peo­ple in­volved with Parkin­son’s at the grass­roots level “a won­der­ful group of peo­ple” and Milne spoke of those in at­ten­dance on Satur­day — not just those who have lived with peo­ple who’ve seen loved ones deal­ing with Parkin­son’s, but some who are deal­ing with it first­hand, and are will­ing to fight the bat­tle ev­ery day.

“They’re so de­ter­mined — they don’t com­plain and they never give up,” Milne said.

KEVIN ADSHADE/THE NEWS

Josey and Ryan LeBlond lead the sev­eral dozen walk­ers who took part in Parkin­son’s Su­perwalk on Satur­day at Northum­ber­land Re­gional High School.

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