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Winnipeg Jets Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Game!

Winnipeg Jets Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Game!

Thank you True North and Winnipeg Jets for raising awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and highlighting the important work being done at DLHC to improve the lives of individuals with Parkinson’s!

The Winnipeg Jets will host a Parkinson’s Awareness Game on Thursday, April 4 when they take on the Calgary Flames. Jets forward Kyle Connor, who has been directly impacted by the disease, is an ambassador for the initiative.

Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative neurological disorder affecting movement and which can have
significant impacts on those affected along with their families and caregivers. The game will raise funds
and awareness for Parkinson’s through two local initiatives – our Movement Disorder Clinic, and U-Turn Parkinson’s, a wellness centre offering classes, resources and support to those living with the disease.

The game’s 50/50 proceeds will be directed to the Movement Disorder Clinic and U-Turn Parkinson’s.
The pot will be sweetened for the game, starting at $20,000.

A ceremonial puck drop will honour local individuals affected by and making a difference in the lives of
those with the disease:

  • Dr. Doug Hobson is a neurologist and Assistant Professor with the University of Manitoba where
    he is the co-director of the Interdisciplinary Movement Disorder Clinic at Deer Lodge Centre,
    which he helped to found in 2006, and the Movement Disorder Program at the University of
    Manitoba.
  • Tim Hague Sr., a retired nurse of 20-plus years, lives with the disease and is the founder of the
    Parkinson’s wellness centre, U-Turn Parkinson’s. Competing with his son Tim, Hague Sr. won the
    first-ever Amazing Race Canada in 2013, raising awareness for the disease along his journey.
  • Ray Ritsema is a long-time Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose Season Ticket Member living
    with Parkinson’s.

Deer Lodge Health Centre’s Movement Disorder Clinic (MDC) serves over 3,500 Manitobans living with Parkinson’s Disease.  The multidisciplinary clinic is staffed with neurologists, nurses, and allied health professionals specializing in movement disorders including Parkinson’s Disease.  The clinic offers diagnosis, education, support, and treatment.

The clinic also participates in research to advance the treatment of Parkinson’s and provides consultation and education to healthcare providers throughout the province.

MDC is the only clinic in Manitoba offering advanced therapies such as deep brain stimulation and Duodopa therapy.

To serve more individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Deer Lodge Health Centre, with the support of the DLHC Foundation, is renovating space to create a satellite clinic for advanced therapies.

Funds raised from this event, and generously donated to MDC, will be used to make life better for Manitobans living with Parkinson’s Disease.

Tickets for the Winnipeg Jets Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Game are available at
WinnipegJets.com/TICKETS .

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