Parkinson Society Canada

Parkinson Society Canada
Parkinson Alberta Society

Parkinson Alberta Society

November 22, 2011 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Alberta Researcher Receives $100,000 Grant From Parkinson Society Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2011) -

WHO: Parkinson Society Canada will award Dr. Clinton McCracken, a University of Calgary post-doctoral fellow with a $100,000 grant for his work in deep brain stimulation, at an event hosted by Parkinson Alberta Society.
WHAT: "Celebration of Excellence" event honouring Parkinson SuperWalk SuperStar Walkers (those raising over $1,000) in the annual national fundraising event for Parkinson disease.
Recognizing Dr. Clinton McCracken and how funds raised at Parkinson SuperWalk and other signature events are contributing to Alberta's Parkinson disease research community.
Photo and interview opportunities with research scientists and people with Parkinson disease.
WHERE: Grace Presbyterian Church
1009 - 15th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2R 0S5
WHEN: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHY: Thanks to the funds raised by participants in the annual Parkinson SuperWalk, Parkinson Alberta Society provides education, support, advocacy and helps to fund the National Research Program of Parkinson Society Canada. Over 100,000 Canadians with Parkinson's (8,000 in Alberta) are counting on these services and hold hope that new research will uncover the causes and someday a cure for Parkinson disease.
For more information about Parkinson Society Canada's National Research Program, visit (Research & Clinical Programs). For more information about Parkinson Alberta Society, visit

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