Local High School Student raises over $2,400 for Parkinson’s Canada

Seaway News Staff
Local High School Student raises over $2,400 for Parkinson’s Canada
Arianne Lalonde.

Plants for Parkinson’s is a fundraiser created by Arianne Lalonde for her high school leadership class to help raise money for Parkinson’s research. With help from several sponsors she obtained, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Parkinson’s Canada.

Her grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago. Although he is and forever will be her Popa,  throughout the years she has seen firsthand the effects of Parkinson’s and how it can change a person. It is a brain disorder without a cure that worsens over time. It causes shaking, difficulty walking as well as talking and is  something that not enough are aware of.

Her goal was to raise $1,000 with the sale of hand painted terracotta pots along with a choice of annual flowers through her website and Facebook page. She sold out in one day with a total sale of $2,420 far exceeding her
goal. That’s over 100 hand painted terracotta pots. She wishes to thank all the donors and the local sponsors: Marlin’s Orchard who donated all the plants, Persuasive Design Inc., Big Catch Communications and her family.

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