Castlegar man lending support to friend dealing with Parkinsons

Long time friend the recipient of donation as part of fundraiser

Norm Lepine (right) presents Todd Wallace with a $250 donation toward Parkinson’s-related efforts.

Norm Lepine (right) presents Todd Wallace with a $250 donation toward Parkinson’s-related efforts.

A local businessman is lending support to the efforts of an old friend dealing with the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.

Norm Lepine of Enormous Productions is being supportive by way of publicizing and contributing to an upcoming fundraiser.

“Having worked with Todd (Wallace) and spending countless hours on golf courses together,  the news of Todd facing this disease at such a young age was both shocking and frightening,” related Lepine as he made a monetary contribution. “Todd has decided to deal with this in a very courageous and positive way. We hope this small donation shows our support for Todd and his very worthy cause.”

Event organizer Wallace adds, “as part of Parkinson’s Awareness Month I have joined the Parkinson’s Movement. It is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise and to raise funds for much-needed exercise programs. We need quality exercise programs specifically designed for those living with the disease.”

Wallace had pledged to walk, Nordic pole walk and jog 200 km between  March 16 and April 24.

“With Enormous Productions’ donation I have raised $1,120 for the Parkinson’s Society of B.C.” said Wallace. “Also I am organizing a Parkinson’s Awareness Movie Night Fundraiser in Salmo April 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. I am showing Undefeated, An Intimate Portrait of Parkinson’s. It is a 60 minute documentary featuring the real life stories of five people living with Parkinson’s in B.C.” Funds raised from this event will go to Parkinson’s Society of BC and the Trail/Castlegar Parkinson’s Support group.

For more infocontact Renice Townsend at 250-367-7437, Patti Leggett at 250367-9258, Todd Wallace at 250-357-9224.